Charlotte thought she looked pretty tough and scary, but the real monster on Halloween night was her fever, a thief that stole a night of trick and treating from her childhood.
I blogged about that hollow ween last year, and I ended the post with this:
By 7:45 the streets were dark and so was Char's bedroom. It was a tough night, but little kids are surprisingly resilient. Despite her bitter disappointment, Charlotte hasn't lost her faith in the holiday. Before she went to bed Charlotte told me, "Next year I want to be a Bat Girl."
Four-year-olds are awesome.
Fast forward 365.24 days later, and here's Char at this year's "Night Eyes". True to her word, Charlotte was a Bat Girl. She painted the wings herself.
Tonight our church and two others are holding a "Trunk or Treat" party for their kids, and Des Moines' official night for tricks and treats is Friday night. Here's hoping we all stay healthy!
Links: Have No Fear..., The Halloween that Wasn't