Our first Trick-or-Treating experience together.
Justin has been wonderful at trying to fulfil all of the items on our Fall Bucket List. He looks at the list almost daily and makes plans to try and do something special, even if it’s just a picnic. Today he surprised me with a big pile of leaves that we could play in. (That blog post coming soon).
Just before the sun set, I took an hour long run around the neighbourhood. As I ran, I saw many people setting up the final touches on their Halloween decorations. There were giant spiders being hung from rooftops (to drop on trick-or-treaters), smoke machines turned on, graveyards covering front lawns, and haunted houses being erected along driveways.
We had no plans to go out, or even dress up. Unfortunately, no one we knew was doing anything, so we assumed that we would stay home for the evening and hand out candy to the neighbourhood kids. Sue had other plans though! After my run, she opened a box of old dress up costumes, pulled out a silly hat, and announced that we were going “tricks-or-treating”.
I dug through the box and found a long cape and scary old man mask. Justin dressed as a nerd with glasses, an old sweater vest, and a dorky hat. We were ready to go!!!
The doorbell was ringing every couple of minutes. The little kids looked adorable ~ and they were FULLY dresses. At first it was only little kids, but as the night progressed their were some older ones too. Bryan assumed his position at the front door, with a big bowl of candy. He didn’t want to go trick-or-treating, so he was more than happy to stay home and give out treats.
When we started, I was a bit nervous to go ring doorbells. I assumed that people would say that I’m too old! It didn’t take me too long to figure out that at 5’3″, with a mask, and covered from head to foot in a cape ~ no one could tell how old I was. I could have been a teenage girl!! At one of the doors, I heard the lady say, “He’s scary, isn’t he?”. She was referring to me!! At that point, I began wanting to scare people. It soon dawned on me that just standing still and looking at someone would completely freak them out! At a couple of houses, I would race to the door before a group of kids, ring the door bell, and then turn around to face them. They would stop cold, and just stare at me… The looks on their faces were hilarious!!!!
A few houses away from our house they built a creepy passage to the front door. There were loads of webs and nasty things hanging from above, and we had to walk below them.
While posing for the picture, the guy in the middle said, “Why am I smiling?” I realised that I was also pulling a scary face under my mask. Sue cracked out laughing! Well, we all started laughing, but only Sue’s face is visible here!!!
I have been watching this guy put all his decorations up for over a week. Every day, as I ran by, there were more and more things on display. It was nice to see everything lit up. He had webs everywhere, a graveyard, and a smoke machine too.
I enjoyed hiding in a bush and then jumping out to scare people, but I had to look for adults because the kids were really scared of my mask. While standing at one of the front doors, waiting for the owner to open, a little girl, dressed as a sweet bumble bee, ran up behind me. As I turned around, she literally feel to her feet trying to reverse and get away from me. She had a look of absolute horror on her face, and she started balling her eyes out. I felt bad so I went to her and took off my face. She was so cute! She looked very relieved to see that I was a girl, and not a monster!
Justin and his mom would wait on the sidewalk from me as I rang each doorbell. It looked like they were my parents. I started to notice that people spoke to me in a higher pitched voice, and then they waved to “my guardians” and said “hi” in a normal voice.
It really cracked me up ~ I felt like I really was a kid!!!
I climbed into a coffin located on the front lawn of a neighbours house, and then I lay in there waiting for kids to come by so that I could jump our and scare them! Sometimes they were just too little and cute ~ so I would lay there quietly, not wanting to scare them!
Great pumpkin display!
Behind me is Sue, and yes, she had a trick-or-treat bucket. She was doing “reverse” trick-or-treating by handing out candy to those that had to stay home to hand out candy. We passed others in the street that were doing the same!!
Haunted house. There was smoke, hay barrels, and big hairy spiders inside!
Blood on the front food… “Beware” (with hand marks)
There were too many decorations to get pictures of.
Look at my hair from that sweaty mask!
It was so fun looking through my pillow case to see what candy I had received. I don’t really want to eat all of it, but I have never tried many of these goodies, so it was fun looking through them and sampling some of them.
This was a very spontaneous night of dressing up, trick-or-treating, and scaring innocent little kids! It was a great experience and I appreciate that Justin and Sue made it so authentic for me. Thank you for waiting at the curb like I was a little kid ~ I had a wonderful Halloween!!!!