Laird is really not the quietest kid around. In fact, somedays I wish I were deaf (ok, not really). But, he talks a lot and generally isn’t afraid to approach new people. So, it came as a shock to us when he suddenly developed stage fright while trick-or-treating this Halloween. As we walked to the first house, we prepped him: Ring the doorbell and when the person opens the door, you say “trick-or-treat.” Yet, house after house, he would say (or yell) “trick-or-treat” while ringing the doorbell and instantly become mute when the door suddenly opened. Just like a deer in headlights. In his defense, I can only imagine how, as a kid or someone who has never experienced trick-or-treating before, ringing on a stranger’s doorbell for candy might seem a little odd…actually, really odd. Who came up with this tradition anyway?–and can we make it a weekend only holiday?
Nevertheless, I think he had fun picking out his candy, marveling at all the Halloween decorations and playing with his newly-acquired glow stick. We didn’t make it very far as Laird was pretty tired and preoccupied with wanting to eat all of his candy.
Baby L, our skunk, seemed to enjoy her stinky little self too.