By the way, this is the first posting by Mommy. Here goes...
October 31st is here and the kids are off to their first trick-or-treating night. We all went to Zeller's (Canadian version of Giant Superstore) the weekend before, and got the kids cool (yet easy on the pockets) Halloween costumes. We got Arman a gorilla suit and Melur a mummy suit. Everybody was aww-ing Arman at the store when he tried it on. That was definitely a good sign... cuter toddler translates to more candies...:) Not forgetting the adults, Daddy got himself a Jason mask and Mommy got a witch's hat.
Got home that night and everyone tried their costumes. Melur started to cry... now she wants the gorilla suit. Arman started to cry as well... the gorilla suit is too warm for him. So ended up as the Malays would say "tukar suka sama suka" (can "salin tikar" apply here? I think not). Everybody was happy, the crying stopped, and Mommy was sane again.
Come Halloween night, trick-or-treating at Acadia Park (UBC family housing area where we are living) started at 5:30pm. Daddy took the kids out equipped with pumpkin-shaped candy holders. Mommy stayed at home waiting to dish out candies for the other neighborhood kids. We bought 3 large packs of assorted candies that lasted for one hour. Mommy had to say "no more candy" to a 3-year old girl dressed as an angel.... she looked like she was gonna cry. Mommy then decided to go out and save herself from other such creatures (you wouldn't believe how many kids there are here) by joining her own kids and turning off all the lights in her own house. She swore that they will be better-prepared for Halloween next year by doubling their candies stock!
Around 7pm, Arman looked tired but Melur was still energetic. She made us all go to yet another house and another and another... Both pumpkins were filled up to the brim... and Mommy took a few to lighten it up a bit... **wink**wink**
Final report on our very first Halloween...two thumbs up! And a message to Mak in Malaysia, no Halloween is not a Christian celebration, it is actually a pagan celebration.