We don’t usually do much to celebrate holidays. What most holidays mean to us is “a day off to go have an adventure!” However, they say that once you have kids, holidays suddenly become all about them, and this year that was so true. Halloween this year was all about Charlotte.
Even when Curtis and I went to a Halloween party together without her, we only ended up carving a basset hound face into the pumpkin, and talked about her the whole time. I’m afraid we’re obsessed with our dog. The highlight of that was when we lit up the pumpkin for her that night…and she was terrified of it! She growled and barked and threatened it. I brought it inside so that I could show her what it was: just a helpless little gourd. She sniffed…she licked…and then she stole the top and ran off with it! That’s her new thing these days. Something belonging to me will fall, and the second it hits the ground, she swoops in and steals it before I have time to react.
Well anyway, I found her in her usual hiding spot, under the arm chair in the living room. She thinks she’s invisible under there. After bribing her out with a treat, she gave me back the lid, and we put the pumpkin back outside. For the rest of the night, I had to keep a close eye on her because she was WAY too interested in that pumpkin.
Oh yeah, and since she’s “full grown” we decided to get her an adorable Alligator costume that was 50% off. Why would we choose an alligator? Well, in the past we’ve compared her to an alligator – she’s long, low to the ground, and likes to snap at us! After a couple tries, I think she’s finally used to this silly costume. It’s safe to say that I’m going to make her wear it more than just for Halloween.
For the actual Halloween evening, we had a nice dinner with friends and enjoyed handing out candy to trick or treaters, then took an evening walk when all the festivities died down. The best part was when the first kids stopped by: we didn’t have the dogs restrained when the first kids arrived, so when we opened the door, Charlotte the alligator ran right out and gave the unsuspecting children quite a scare!