Buggy celebrated her first Halloween in style this year, wearing 3 different costumes for 3 different Halloween events.
The Saturday before Halloween, Buggy went to a trunk or treat in a mall parking lot. For those of you who don’t know, trunk or treat is where a bunch of cars park in a parking lot and hand out candy from their decorated trunk. Lots of candy with minimal walking! It was the perfect environment for my new walker (she learned to walk about 3 days before the event!) to learn how to balance while bending down to take a piece of candy from a bowl. For this event Buggy dressed up as a ladybug.
The day before Halloween my school hosted it’s first annual Batty About Books night, where parents and staff decorated their cars like their favorite book covers and students dressed up like their favorite characters and went car to car to get candy. Basically, it was trunk or treat with a book theme because schools aren’t allowed to celebrate holidays like Halloween.
For Batty About Books night my husband, Buggy, and I went as the characters from “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” I was the mouse, my husband was the boy, and Buggy was the cookie. She absolutely loved grabbing candy from people’s trunks and actually ate a tootsie roll, paper and all, as her first piece of candy ever! Since most of the kids at my school had seen Buggy at other school events, I figured the number of comments about her being biracial would be minimal, and I was right. However, one conversation stuck out. A student asked if she was adopted. I said no, she is mine. Then I introduced the student to my husband and she looked super confused and asked if I was sure I didn’t adopt the baby. I just smiled and said she’s mine and moved on to the next car for some more candy.
On Halloween Buggy dressed up as a witch. I threw together her hat, bag, and tutu about 45 minutes before we went trick or treating with some friends. Buggy got to walk up to people’s houses and actually experience Halloween. She loved every second of the night, particularly when she was allowed a few licks of a lollipop! She also liked reaching into buckets for her candy. Along the way we came across two interesting Halloween traditions. One family put out old toys and a bowl of candy with a sign “take one toy and two candies” everyone we saw approaching the house followed their directions, and it was cool to come home with a new toy for Buggy! We also ran into a guy who was giving treats to dads. He gave my husband a mini bottle of Jack Daniels. We all thought that was pretty awesome!
Overall, Buggy had a great first Halloween and I am already thinking up costume ideas for next year!