17 11 2009

We are once again woefully behind on the blog. We haven’t even told you about our Halloween!

Hugo was a dragon. A purple dragon. I bought his costume at a thrift store ages ago (July? August?), and was a little worried that he wouldn’t agree to wear it. His first two Halloweens, Hugo was fairly pliable and we had no problem putting him in whatever costume we chose. He now is in possession of many, many opinions and I wasn’t sure it would be so easy.

I turns out I needn’t have worried. Hugo loved his costume and loved asking everybody he met, “What you be for Halloween?”

First Ever Trick-or-Treat

For the past few years we have gone with friends to a local street that shuts down to cars and celebrates with haunted houses, music and a general carnivalesque atmosphere, but this was the first year that we actually took Hugo trick or treating. It was only on our block, with neighbors that we mostly knew, but it revealed something equally charming and disconcerting about our son. We coached him on trick or treat protocol in advance, hinted at the reward in his future, and let him knock away. As soon as anyone opened a door, Hugo dashed past them and straight through their house. Mind you, we really don’t know these folks that well. Everyone was understanding, but we definitely need to encourage a little bit of stranger wariness in Hugo.

The rest of the evening was spent doling out the candy he had collected. Hugo has had very little experience in the ways of candy and I could see the sugar rush hit him: all of a sudden he started jumping up and down and saying, “wow, wow, wow…” We managed to make it home in one piece, despite it all.

I’m wondering how many Halloweens we have left in which we get to pick his costume. I’m hoping at least one more!




2 responses

17 11 2009

Hah! Milo and Hugo are still of the same mind. As I just (finally! also behind on Halloween!) posted on his blog, he asked at every door, “Can I go in your house?” Hopefully the stranger wariness will kick in at some point. That is one adorable purple dragon, though. (And, by the way, Hugo Movies, especially Hugo on the potty and Hugo at the beach provided endless entertainment for a sick little Milo yesterday. Thanks, Hugo!)

18 01 2010

This is also probably the last time you’ll be able to steal his candy.

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