I have always taken Halloween for granted. I grew up in North America where Halloween is a norm. Dan however comes from Australia, where Halloween is pretty much non existent.
So of course we had to do some Halloweening! Luckily enough, I already had a costume for Jacob. Who can resist a sale on baby costumes? He dressed as a fat little bat.
So you will know that ( nowadays) the main point of Halloween is candy. Kids dress up, go door to door, and get candy. Simple. Not weird at all, right? Well to Dan is was quite weird. So of course we had to do it right? I mean, Jacob is too young to eat candy or chips, but he isn’t too young to be dressed up in a ridiculous costume. Essentially, Jacob was our ticket to free candy for ourselves. Cha-ching!
As we approached our first house, Dan chickened out and ran back to the sidewalk. My aunt had to come up with me instead. It’s a two person job, one person needs to hold the cute baby and the other needs to collect the candy. After a couple houses, Dan got a bit more courageous. He still was not comfortable to be the one holding the bucket to collect the candy, but at least he would hold the ticket to candy (that’s Jacob by the way).
We went up and down several streets, and although Dan became comfortable enough to come up to houses with me, he still found the whole concept of trick or treating strange. Which was funny for me since Halloween and trick or treating is so natural and normal for my and my family. But Dan certainly doesn’t have any problem with eating the candy afterwards! That he is quite fine with.