Sunday, October 31, 2010

No Boo Hoo-ing Allowed!

from our house to yours

I know I left you hanging, and will finish the rest of Flopsy and Mopsy's journey to The Kingdom of Lost Breasts.  It's Halloween though, and I had to show you the surprise that waited for me when I got home from the hospital.

Batman and Baby Bear put out the Halloween decorations and vacuumed and tidied up the house before we arrived home.  A fire was burning in the fireplace, and the entry hall mirror was decorated with a sign that said "Welcome Home Mom."

Batman took full responsibility for the Halloween setup this year, something I usually do with a passion, for each holiday.  It was great to pull up to the house and see everything out in the yard.  Today he added the finishing touches, and I admit, I watched him from Robin's bedroom window which overlooks the front yard.  It was great to see him out there, fussing over everything, just like I would have done.  Occasionally he'd stand out in the street to get a full view of his handiwork, just like I would have done.

I imagined him doing this for his kids someday, and was really proud and tickled with him.

The Nightmare Before Christmas has always been a favorite in our house.

As children walked up the path to trick or treat at our house tonight, all kinds of sounds greeted them - Michael Jackson's Thriller, Disney's Haunted Mansion, and Oogie Boogie's Theme from A Nightmare Before Christmas.

It was the first year I didn't do a thing, the boys did it all.  Husband bought the candy and picked up our dinner tonight and shuffled Robin around.  Batman and Baby Bear answered the door and handed out the treats.  Robin's contribution was trick or treating with friends, and filling half a pillowcase of all our favorites, in miniature.

From my room upstairs, which is right above the living room and front door, I could hear the kids exclaim "trick or treat!"  I got up to peek a few times, and happened to catch the most adorable toddler, dressed as a little skeleton, held up by his Mom's fingers on the front step.

I remember our first Halloween in this house.  Batman was only a week old, and I pushed him in his stroller around the neighborhood while his cousins trick or treated.  Crazy lady, after just having a C-section but I was on a cloud that night.  Tonight my now 6 foot baby greeted trick or treaters in his Batman snuggie.

It was great that the traditions of our house, which I am usually the President of, went on without me, without a hitch.

It made me very happy.  Very happy.

Happy Halloween!

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