Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween Fun

How was your Halloween? Good?

We had a nice time. It was a beautiful day, all day.

We finally fixed our pumpkin. The lazy way.

We had a picnic lunch.

And then Adam camped out on the bathroom floor for a while between pukes.

There's not much sadder than a kid vomiting in a festive costume.

Poor kid. He always gets the short end of the stick. Middle child AND sick on Halloween.

I am sure the right thing to do there would've been to cancel Halloween and replaced it with some other fun activity like, say, sipping mugs of chicken soup, but you try telling your candy-deprived, costume-clad youngsters that trick-or-treat is over.

And he seemed better.

So we went anyway.

Good thing I was swayed to buy that extra costume. Optimus Prime became Bumblebee, a new sort of Transformer I guess, and we were on our way.

We circled our side of the neighborhood. We got tons and tons of really good candy. There were 100 Grands. And Butterfingers. And lots and lots of Snickers bars. No crappy candy here.

Elizabeth was in heaven. Slobbery, sticky, heaven.

And we met a lot of the neighbors. Nice people.

And all was right with the world.

Until right about the time Daylight Savings Time ended.

Adam was suddenly sick again. More vomit. High fever.

And he's still sick.

And now I'm sick. And the husband is flying out of town tomorrow morning. Joy.

And we spread our joy throughout the entire neighborhood.

Sssshhh. Don't tell anyone it was us.


Tracey said...

Oh MAN!! At least you guys still went out, right? Hope it passes quickly...

I am Boymom said...

Well, the good thing is that there were soooo many kids out on Halloween that no one will be able to track the illness back to your house. If yer gonna spread the germs, Halloween's the time to do it! Sorry yer all sick though. Hope your family heals quickly!

Lynsey said...

I hope you all get better soon!

Aunt Becky said...

We had the same bug a couple of weeks ago. I feel so sorry for the poor ickle sickies. Poor dudes.

Give 'em an air hug for me.

Heidi said...

All kids get to go trick or treating, sick or not.... Germs can't handle the sugar rush. Sorry you got the bug too though.

Miss Hope said...

Nothing like sharing the love, man.