It’s Halloween once again! This year to celebrate their third reading of The Lord of the Rings (including an audiobook and a read-aloud by each of their parents), my daughter dressed up as Legolas and my son dressed up as Aragorn. I provided transportation to the thrift store and the funds to purchase items, but the design and assembly of the costumes was otherwise all them (thank goodness; I am not a costume person, and this development dramatically reduced my Halloween-related stress).
The costumes might change, but not our tradition of charting their candy haul. Here’s how it all broke down this year:
For the first time since 2013, they were neck-and-neck when it came to candy totals:
Is it possible that the difference between eleven years old and seven years old is less significant than the difference between ten and six? Or maybe our neighbors’ candy selection just didn’t appeal to Legolas and Aragorn as much as the very desirable chocolates we had at home.
Whether you prefer chocolate or lollipops, dressing up or complaining about dressing up, I hope your Halloween was a great one!