Trick Or Treat…Without Me

Jack-O-LanternAs many of you know I am a travel some for work, and whenever there is something I really want to do, I end up being out of town that day.

Well, tomorrow, Halloween, is one of those days.  It is Ace’s first Trick Or Treat and there is a very good chance that I will miss out on it.

I got a call today informing me that I have to be in Baltimore, MD on Halloween day.  I can’t say no…it is my job.  This kind of thing is expected, but still sucks!

However, I am not giving up hope.  From what I’ve been told, this should be an easy job.  My flight gets in to Baltimore at 9:30 AM and I should be in the jobsite around 10:30 or 11:00.  If I work for three hours and get the machine fixed I can catch a flight out at around 4:00 PM and be home around 6:00 PM when Trick-Or-Treat starts.

My fingers are crossed…

Trick Or Treat Through An Eight Month Old’s Eyes

Skunk Halloween OutfitAce’s first Halloween and Trick or Treat is only about two and a half weeks away! Woo Hoo! I can’t wait to eat all of his candy! What? He can’t eat the candy yet, and if I save the candy until he is old enough to eat it, it won’t be any good…so why waste it?

I don’t remember getting dressed up for Halloween before the age of 4 or 5. What do you think goes through the mind of a 7-8 month old boy who is dressed up as a skunk? Here is what I think will be going through his young mind…

  1. Maybe if I go play with the dog I will fit in with him and he will play back. I mean, I do have a tail and two floppy ears. Now if I can just figure out how he does that lifting the leg to pee thing…
  2. I bet Mommy and Daddy would really appreciate me pooping in my diaper right now. It’s a 15 minute walk back to the house, and this costume has got to take forever to get off. I should be nice and stinky by the time we get home! Oh yeah, then I will smell bad like the skunk that I am dressed up as…
  3. Hey Dad! I have more teeth than the old lady that just put that candy in my bag! And I think she drools more than I do!
  4. Damn! I’m getting robbed! Screw these Tootsie Rolls and Snickers bars! Where is the Similac and Sweet Potatoes!
  5. Are we done yet? I’m tired of being told how cute I am. This costume is hot as hell and it itches even worse. Dad has been eating the candy faster than the old ladies can put it in the bag. And…it is past my bedtime. Take me home and put me to bed!