As I arrived home from work, I decided that doing nothing was unacceptable so on a whim, I dressed Duncan in his trusty dinosaur costume (thanks, Lauren!) and we went trick or treating!
I've always loved trick or treating. The costumes and house decorations are so creative and it's the one time of year everyone's door is open and neighbors are meeting each others' families. Parents take off work early and bring their children around in a world of make-believe and spooky fun. However, as I was growing up, trick-or-treating seemed to be dying out with parents taking their children to malls where it was safer. I was worried Duncan and I wouldn't find any one out and about.
As we hit the end of the houses, we did end up knocking on one door exclaiming "Trick or treat!"... that of Matt and Maricia and Duncan's good friend Luna! After wresting with Luna and stealing her favorite stuffed turtle, Duncan and all of us went out to explore the neighborhood some more. Then finally it was time to head home.
To top off the excellent evening, I dimmed the lights, lit a pumpkin spice candle, and watched an episode of my favorite Halloween show, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. I looked next to me to find my little one all tuckered out. What a wonderful Halloween.