Today I took the boys Trick-or-Treating.
Does that make me look like a giant hypocrite?
They didn't eat the loot they got. They didn't even take that much.
For them, it was totally exciting, and totally not about the candy. We dressed up and spent the evening walking around with friends, waving glow sticks and running in the streets. Just that, by itself, was awesome. They didn't need candy.
For me, it was a tradition. Part of my childhood I get to watch them recreate. We don't live in the US, but I want the boys to have those American experiences that I grew up with, even if we have to fake them a little. People don't trick-or-treat in Thailand, but there's a neighborhood near our school with a quite a few western families, and they make it happen.
And, if we're being honest, I had the most adorable costumes planned. They were going to be Axl Rose and Slash. Unfortunately, at the last minute, M insisted on being Batman (ie wear oversized batman jammies) thanks to a picture we saw online of Slash wearing a batman shirt. Oh well. At least L looked adorable.