Monday, October 31, 2005

My first "real" trick-or-treat...

So it being Halloween, we took our son for his first real door-to-door, all American, trick-or-treat experience. It was also my first as well.

We've been here a few years now and I'd help give out candy but this was the first time that I had actually gone round the neighbours and asked for candy, ableit on behalf of Josh. It was kinda fun. Everyone got a kick out of seeing Josh in his cowboy costume (a stellar job by my wife and mother-in-law) and it was nice evening to sit/walk outside.

It was never really done back in the UK. Not that I feel that I missed out. We have Guy Fawkes night which can be more exciting (bonfires, fireworks and the burning of effigies!) but I think the whole commercial aspect of it is creeping to the UK.

I think without the sense of history attached to it, it may ring hollow - but here it just felt right. I'm looking forward to taking Josh around next year. Then he can ask for his own candy.

Friday, October 21, 2005