GG has decided she is a little old to dress up and go trick-or-treating this year, so she will just grab from the big bowl of treats and sit and talk with the adults. NG still wants to do the whole thing. So she'll pull a costume from the plastic tub marked "Halloween Costumes" and we'll hit up the neighbors for the same kind of candy that I've already purchased.
It's not that I mind taking my children trick-or-treating, but the truth is after 15 years of doing so, and 11 of those years being X's 2, I'm tired. I would happily buy the Girls the candy of their choice for the chance to sit at my grandparents house all evening talking, laughing, eating candy that although you can buy it all year it seems to taste better tonight, and pitying the poor parents still making the rounds with a child that can't yet be bribed with candy bought from the store to give up candy being given away at a strangers house.
Oh well, maybe I'll have better bribing luck next year. Happy Halloween! (and everyone be safe out there)