Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just One More Halloween Post, I Promise

I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. I love creating the costumes and getting the whole family involved. I hate making 10 different costumes because the ballerinas change their minds every other week. (Erin, you are not alone.) I love going door to door hearing the ballerinas say, "Trick-Or-Treat." I hate the mountain of candy they drag through the door at the end of the night.

I know everyone is way over Halloween by now. I thought I was too. (I did finally take down the decorations. I swear.) But, this morning the Big Ballerina sing-songed to me from upstairs, "Maaa mmmeee, come up heeeeeerreeeee." I know when I hear that song it's not going to be pretty.

I brace myself, count to 10, promise myself I won't yell, and head to the playroom.

"Where are you?" I ask.

"Over here. Behind the couch," replies the Big Ballerina. "Look!"

Cautiously, I walk over to the couch. My heart is pounding. With my eyes shut tight, I open one to barely a squint and find it...

The Little Ballerina's Halloween stash.

"That's it?!?" I exclaimed. "You dragged me up here because she spilled her Halloween candy? Big deal!"

"No, Mama. Look closer!" cried the Big Ballerina.

I bent down to pick up the candy, still irritated that she summoned me upstairs for this silly incident. And, that's when I figured it out.

That's not Halloween candy. It's Halloween candy WRAPPERS! The only things left were the lollipops and some random Skittles that she had licked once and abandoned for more sugary confections. Skittles that were now stuck to the playroom carpet.

Yes, I am definitely over Halloween. And, I promise not to post about it anymore. Until next year.


Erin said...

oh man! poor little ballerina must have had a tummy ache!

Anonymous said...

Uh oh. Reminds me of that picture with her head in the bucket. This year we trick or treated early, and then when I ran out of candy, I dumped the kids' stashes into the bucket for give-aways. Luckily they're still young enough I can do that. BTW, what's that silvery thing in the foreground of your picture?

Kim said...

Erin - No tummy ache, but she was a mAnIaC all day! She could not sit still and was just rambling about anything.

Fawn - That silver thing is a little manicure kit that she steals from my bathroom when she wants scissors. She used the scissors to cut open the candy wrappers that were hard. In an old post, I said I couldn't find my Tweezers. Of course, I searched for them for months and then after I bought a new pair, they turned up in her playroom.