Now that I have 2 young children my focus is their fun and making sure that they enjoy their day. I would say that the hardest part as a parent is wanting to dress up your kids as one thing, but they want to be something else. I remember last year my daughter and I talked for months about making a Princess Peach (from Super Mario) costume. What did she dress up as?? Rapunzel from tangled. I can’t even tell you how many posts I pinned on Pinterest regarding Super Mario costumes. Did I get to use any of those?? NO.
So I know you all want to know how Halloween 2016 went. Well my husband and I were so excited this year we had costumes for the kids before October 1st. We even got them on sale! Skye’s new favorite Disney Channel show is Elena of Avalor, so naturally this is who she wanted to be for Halloween. Boy did she score on a great costume! Because we were looking so early in the season we got to see 5 different options before we found the ultimate Princess Elena dress!!! The costume we found had a skirt that had lights and music that played. Let’s just say that my husband and I were the coolest parents ever! J
My son also had a super costume. He was BATMAN! The best part of his little toddler costume is that it came with little muscle padding sewn into it. How corny, but oh so cute!!! It even had a mask complete with bat ears. He did not keep that on for very long L.
Skye was extremely excited because they were allowed to wear their costumes to school. She had woken up very very early and ready to put her costume on. They had a Halloween parade at school which she had lots of fun at. She also came home with lots of goodies!!!
The night of Halloween was not so fun. California is in desperate need of rain, but Mother Nature decided that she wanted to rain on Halloween night. Major let down. L The forecast of the impeding rain drove all the trick or treaters to the indoor safety of the mall. Our family went down the street to Serramonte Mall in Daly City. To say the place was packed would be an ultimate understatement! It looked worse than Black Friday and I am not kidding.
Onto my rant…
If you are going to advertise that your mall is going to have trick or treating from 5-7 PM please make sure that your participating stores do not run out of candy in the first 40 minutes of the time frame! Most of the stores had this annoying sign up stating that they have already run out of candy. Really! It was so disappointing. And one of the stores that “ran out of candy” was TARGET!!! Are you kidding me??? Really Target? I guarantee that you had candy in your store still!!! Trick or treating should not be standing in an extremely long line to get 1 small piece of candy. It should not be walking through the mall and passing most stores saying sorry no candy. I think there were less than 10 stores who still had candy or treats to pass out by 6 PM. What a disappointment.
My daughter did not understand why trick or treating was so short this year. Last year we went to an awesome neighborhood that every house decorated and participated. It was so much fun. However she took it great. She was more excited to get out, show off her dress and see all the other kids. She was also excited to celebrate my birthday so I think that helped as a distraction. My 2 year old just had fun running around as BATMAN!
Overall I think I was more disappointed than my children, but I cherish the memories we were able to make on that night. I also thank God that he blessed me with another year of life and a beautiful Polowaiian family! J