We decorated pumpkins the lazy way this year, but I don't think the girls noticed.
Our Halloween festivities turned out just as we'd predicted they would.
Mia has had a life-long phobia of weird costumes, masks, hats, etc.
So, while a sassy "blue fairy" on the way out the door, she was in shambles by the time we drove several miles to the nearest neighborhood in order to trick-or-treat.
She is surprisingly articulate about her fears, SHRIEKING things like,
"I don't like this Daddy! Take me back to home!"
"There's a scary guy COMING!!!"
She'd be a fabulous horror movie actress. She makes the most innocent Bob the Builder seem like a creep!
June, on the opposite end of the spectrum, would knock expectantly on the doors, and subsequently waltz right into the obliging neighbor's foyer. The candy part was just a bonus to the home tours.
Not a great success.
The day-time parties weren't much different.
Teacher reports that Mia had a conniption as soon as SpiderMan arrived, and despite the fact that many of her poor classmates were made to remove their fun hats and masks, Mia still sought refuge on this random volunteer's lap for the duration of pre-school.
No matter that she donned a wild hot-pink wig.
Mia reports that she liked the "funny mommy with hair."
A wary Mia poses with the other costumed kiddos:
And finally, a fairy and her little lamb in the less-threatening light of day: