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Too Scared to Trick or Treat

Grace went Trick or Treating at her school, well before noon.

She loved it.

Walking from one office to the next, she asked for treats and held her bag open. She'd been looking forward to Trick or Treating for a couple of weeks, ever since we got her costume.

Too Scared to Trick or Treat

When I picked her up at the end of the day, she told me all about Trick or Treating. To say she was thrilled would be an incredible understatement.

That same night, our neighborhood had Trick or Treating and some local stores were hosting a public Halloween party.

Too Scared to Trick or Treat

We decided to do both.

Too Scared to Trick or Treat

At the party, Grace bowled with corn cob pins, painted a pumpkin, and rode in a horse-drawn wagon.

Too Scared to Trick or Treat

She had her face painted.

Too Scared to Trick or Treat

There was some spooky music, but the tenor of the party was fun and playful.

Too Scared to Trick or Treat

We left the party and visited my mom and sister at knitting class. They had treats for Grace, and she practiced her Trick or Treat request.

Too Scared to Trick or Treat

We left knitting class, and went to see my dad, who also had treats for Gracie.

Too Scared to Trick or Treat

Remembering how much fun she'd had earlier in the day, Grace asked us to take her Trick or Treating.

She was too scared to Trick or Treat.

But she really wanted to go. At every house, Grace asked her daddy to take her up to the door. Half way up, she'd get scared, he'd have to pick her up, and he'd carry her to the house and knock on the door. Or he'd carry her back to the street where she'd grab my neck.

We visited five or six houses (all people we knew), but Grace was just too scared. We ended up going home early.

That is not to say that we went home empty handed.

This is just some of Grace's loot.

Too Scared to Trick or Treat

She came down with the flu two days later.

At least it wasn't two days before – like last year.

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10 thoughts on “Too Scared to Trick or Treat”

  1. Allie was scared to death of the ghosts and goblins! We had to carry her the whole night, but she still had a blast. Grace is adorable in her costume!!

  2. Allie was scared to death of the ghosts and goblins! We had to carry her the whole night, but she still had a blast. Grace is adorable in her costume!!

  3. I love Grace's costume! She is adorable! Glad she had fun at school and the other party. Brittany didn't know what to make of Halloween. I took her to the mall to trick or treat. It was way to cold for her to be out. Her brother got a huge stash of candy from trick or treating. Hope Grace is feeling better today.

  4. I love Grace's costume! She is adorable! Glad she had fun at school and the other party. Brittany didn't know what to make of Halloween. I took her to the mall to trick or treat. It was way to cold for her to be out. Her brother got a huge stash of candy from trick or treating. Hope Grace is feeling better today.

  5. My youngest was EXACTLY like that the first Halloween he was mobile enough to trick or treat without a stroller. He wanted to do it – he'd watched his older brother and had seen the very obvious rewards. But he just couldn't find it in himself to walk up to that big scary door by himself. That lasted for about a block – I couldn't take him home because that wouldn't have been fair to his brother – before he got the hang of it. Except by then he was in such a rush he kept tripping over his Thomas costume. Had it not been for his brother, though, he would have wound up home early, too.

  6. My youngest was EXACTLY like that the first Halloween he was mobile enough to trick or treat without a stroller. He wanted to do it – he'd watched his older brother and had seen the very obvious rewards. But he just couldn't find it in himself to walk up to that big scary door by himself. That lasted for about a block – I couldn't take him home because that wouldn't have been fair to his brother – before he got the hang of it. Except by then he was in such a rush he kept tripping over his Thomas costume. Had it not been for his brother, though, he would have wound up home early, too.

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