Passing on Halloween

We decided that we are going to skip trick or treating this year.   I keep thinking that I should feel bad about it, but I don’t at all.  I guess this is a good time to admit that while I did dress her in a costume last year, I used the same costume the year before that.

Halloween 09

I have to wear this again!

We tried a few houses last year and I ended up carrying her most of the time.   She doesn’t like candy (I can’t believe it!) so the idea of trick or treating seems pointless.  I may find a costume for picture taking, but most of the costumes in her size seem like they should be worn by teenagers.  Maybe I’m just getting old.

In school they are doing all kinds of Halloween themed activities.  Next week the class is going on a field trip to the pumpkin patch.   We’ll be chaperoning of course.  They take public transportation, which should be interesting to say the least.  Lately R. hates any outdoor venue that is not a playground.

We drove by a pumpkin patch over the weekend and she screamed at the sight of it.   I warned the teacher, and she was not concerned.  She said She won’t be the only one having a fit.  An elementary special day class is going also, they do this every year.

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  1. I’m right there with you. It only seems like yesterday when we finally managed to visit maybe half a dozen local houses and had both of them participate. However, ‘participate’ meant barge into the house and make a dive for the light switches, remote controls and faucets……..luckily we have very understanding neighbors.

  2. Hi, visiting from ICWL. My son has just turned 3 and has autism. This time of year is difficult for us as he is terrified of the bangers and fireworks. I wouldn’t even dream of bringing him out trick or treating. Good luck with the outings:) Jen

  3. I am soooo jealous. I wish I could skip trick or treating and just eat the candy. My son and I are not fans of Halloween but my wife and daughter (NT) love it. So I’ll be out there helping my kids beg my neighbors for candy. Hopefully, my son will not puke in his fake fireman’s helmut this year.

  4. Maddy and Jen – It is nice to know I’m not alone.
    Big Daddy – You have my sympathy. I hope the night is quick and puke-free.

  5. It’s the same for me with my ASD twins, although they are nearly 6 and it has gotten a little easier each year. I don’t take them trick-or-treating at all, but put them in festive pajamas and have them “help” with answering the door for the other Halloweeners who come to our house. My sons usually try to take the candy OUT of the other kids’ pails, but hey. 🙂 Maybe your daughter could try that this year.

  6. I have my son help at the door, too! He seems to like that job. Happy ICLW, and thanks for visiting!

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