Halloween was never my favorite holiday as a kid, but my kid loves it, so it’s been much more fun over the past fourteen years. We are getting to the point where the trick or treating should probably be winding down, but hasn’t, and I don’t quite have the heart to force the issue.
This weekend, the issue is compounded because of too many opportunities.
Tonight, the high school band is hosting a party to which the 8th grade band members have been invited. I thought maybe this is the one thing we could skip this weekend, but The Boy has other ideas.
Saturday evening, we plan to take him trick or treating in another neighborhood. He definitely won’t give this up.
Sunday evening, his best buddy who is now at the high school is hosting his annual haunted house, and he looks forward to this all year.
Three days in a row and the weekend is shot. I was aiming for compromise and maybe doing to out of three, but I lost the fight, and since Halloween is for the kids, that’s ok. Plus he is actually choosing to do social stuff, and how can I say no to that?
But Mom definitely gets a weekend off next weekend!