The trick was getting my pirate and scarecrow to stand still for a photo.
I failed, but the treat was them, this excitement. Tommy didn't really understand what was going on, except that at each house someone put candy in his bucket and he thought there was nothing better than this, holding tight to his bucket and meticulously tucking in any candy that might be about to escape. We had to empty his little bucket ten times.
And somehow, someway, we made it through the night without the pirate maiming anyone with his sword. He said ARR more than he said trick-or-treat, but I suppose no one expects pirates to be polite.
I have so much to say and a giveaway for $50 toward holiday cards (I know, I want to win it myself), but also, I have a little boy just now stumbling out of bed in the midst of a candy hangover and another who has been up since 6AM (which is sleeping in for him) and the day off work, so how I can possibly fit in all of this online life when my real life is so beautifully full?