So the week of Halloween had me running ragged. I don’t know who I think I am sometimes. I want to be a Pinterest mom until I’m smack dab in the middle of making 27 pretzel broomsticks when I realize maybe I shouldn’t have volunteered to head up snacks for my fourth grader’s Halloween party.
Yes, I made 30 of everything! 30 bags of allergy-friendly popcorn, 30 jack-o-lantern faced clementines, 30 spider crackers and 30 pretzel broomsticks. Then as if that wasn’t insane enough, I decided I’d also volunteer to help out in class for both my first grader and fourth grader’s parties. And of course, have the energy afterward to take the kids trick or treating!
Not only was the day of Halloween just a whirlwind of making things, parties, and trick or treating, I also decided to volunteer the day after Halloween to help out with vision and hearing screening at school. It was fun to volunteer for this one, until I woke up the next day in pain. Why would I be in pain from this you ask?!
It’s really stupid. I wish I had a good story for my soreness like I ran a triathlon or climbed a 14er. I woke up the next morning barely able to walk up and down stairs, I hobbled everywhere while the hubby laughed at me. Why you ask? Well apparently the kneeling motion I did with kids to test their vision getting up and down off my knees and pointing to letters on a screen for 700 students, really did a number on my thigh muscles.
“Hey Heather, why are you walking like that?”
“Oh, I just helped with hearing and vision screening”.
Cue blank questioning stares…
See, not a cool story! It took me two days to recover from the repeated stand up, kneel down, point motion.
Anyway, The day before Halloween marks one year since we moved to Northern Colorado. We stayed in a hotel our first night here with just the stuff on our backs, a few suitcases, and our pets in cages. Then on Halloween, we got the keys to our home. We didn’t have any furniture and it wasn’t due to arrive until the day after Halloween. So we spent that night in our new home on blowup mattresses eating from pizza boxes. Of course, the kids wouldn’t let us forget to pack their Halloween costumes. So after eating pizza on the floor of our dining room, we set out to get to know our neighborhood.
Little did we know we’d be in the neighborhood Halloween picture the following year. I love our little subdivision where you really get to know your neighbors. In many places that’s not even a thing.
What did your kids dress up as for Halloween?
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