Sunday, October 31, 2010
A Two Year Old Totally Understands Trick-or-Treating
She does look quite comfortable, no?
Then for two days I tried to teach her to say Trick or Treat. It was sort of anti-climactic for her to say it though because nothing would happen afterward other than me saying, "Good job."
Last night I showed her the kitty cat costume grammy bought for her and she was all about it. She wanted to wear it to bed. I managed to distract her and get her into her pajamas, but just barely.
So today when it was finally time to put it on for real, I got more excited than Moana did. YES! Let's go trick-or-treating! I have not been trick-or-treating since like the 8th grade, so I was pumped. Maybe a little too much so?
Moana let me put her costume on (ears and all!) and she even posed for a couple pictures. She repeated, "meoooooow" and it was just heart melting cute. We practiced saying "Trick-or-Treat!" a few more times too.
I WANNA TAKE IT OFF!!!!
I WANNA TAKE IT OFF!!!!!!!!
She was serious. Wailing at the top of her lungs. She was NOT going to wear this kitty cat costume out on public. No amount of negotiating was going to fix it either.
OK then. How about your dancing skirt? Wanna wear your dancing skirt?
This was much more comfortable for Moana because, well, she wears it every day. I did manage to get her little tiara on her head which made it look more like a costume rather than just every day 2 year old attire. It definitely was not as cute as the kitty cat.
So we headed down the street to Nalani's house which was our base for the evening. We were a bit early so we hung out there for a while letting Moana get used to the scene. She was afraid at first, clinging to her daddy, and would not say trick or treat at all... eventually though she loosened up and I took her across the street to house #1.
I carried her in my arms because she was 'scary'. (That's how she declares that she is afraid. "I scary!") But we approached the house, I showed her how to ring the doorbell, and a nice man came and put a piece of candy in her basket.
Hmmmm. That wasn't so bad, was it?
House #2. I carried her to the door, helped her push the doorbell, she asked to be put down, she quietly said, "Trick-or-Treat" and the nice woman put some gummy bears in her basket. It didn't hurt that a super friendly cute little dog came out to let Moana pet him as well. I opened the gummy bears to let her eat them...
...And that was the beginning of the end. After that she was running from house to house. Totally understood this concept! Walk up to the house and they give you candy? Um, okay! This is like the best night ever for kids!
Trick-or-Treating in Hawaii is awesome too. Everyone was hanging out in their driveways with big tables set up... all dressed up, decorated and happy... plenty of candy to go around. Some houses were handing out fully catered meals to the adults. It was super fun for everyone.
Now I just have to figure out what to do this this huge basket of sugar?
Posted by Michelle Simmons