We took Alex trick-or-treating for the first time last night. Jenna was here as well. Normally Eric just takes Jenna. Last year they had Alex in the stroller for about 10 minutes, but it was really windy and he got cold really fast. After that he just hung out with me on the porch while I handed out candy. This year, we all went out.
Alex was dressed as a black cat:
Jenna was dressed as Mrs. White from Clue (who in the movie is a widow):
I took Alex’s hand and led him up and down many, many sets of steps. At every house, I asked him if he could say “Trick-or-Treat”, and “Thank you”, but of course he didn’t. I was hoping it would just come out suddenly, but no luck. At some houses, they offered the bowl, so he put his hand in and just played with every piece he could touch, until I pulled his hand out, sometimes holding candy and sometimes not. Once he managed to put his hand back in and swipe something else! She said it was OK to keep it. At one house, he had to touch every eyeball light on the way up the steps, and then every ghost light on the other side on the way down. After about half the houses, instead of walking from house to house, he crawled into the stroller for a ride to each. Alex really seemed to enjoy it for about the first hour. After that, we noticed him getting tired and headed towards home. Then Eric and Jenna went out for another hour. Overall, it was and enjoyable evening.
After all the work he did, we are letting Alex eat some of the candy, but of course, his mom and dad are going to enjoy most of it. 🙂