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the eric update - day 850: the boy who did not like halloween?

i have to admit that we were excited to see what odin thought of his third halloween ( how is that possible?!), since it was to be the first halloween where he would have some awareness of the holiday and all its trappings, including of course, costumes and candy. so, for weeks we've been reading books such as mouse's first halloween and he's been watching kris make his frog costume while hearing about how much fun it can be to walk around the neighborhood trick-or-treating.

but odin has never been exactly keen on the whole idea and today put his foot down and said in no uncertain terms that he did not want to go out for candy. he's certainly not impressed with the sight of seeing other kids in costumes and the only way we could get him to don his froggie outfit was to tell him that we were taking a picture for grandma and grandpa.

the irony is that we've never been huge fans of the north american version of the holiday and its emphasis on gathering bucketloads of candy. not that it's a national tragedy or anything like that - maybe we've just had too many years of having snotty adolescents not wearing costumes landing on our doorstep and demanding handfuls of candy.

hi. ho. maybe next year.

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10/31/2006 08:33:00 PM 3 comments

3 Comments:

Milo never cared much for Halloween. We convinced him, almost dragged him, across the street to *one* house last year. This year he wanted to keep going and going.

By Blogger Eve Hermann, at 10:03 PM  

Well happy Halloween anyway Odin.....you look just darling all dressed up....and like Daddy said maybe next year.

By Blogger kiwicpk, at 1:46 AM  

yeah, maybe next year he'll take on the holiday with gusto. i thought for sure that as soon as he figured out there was candy involved that he'd get into it, but even that wasn't a sufficient incentive!

By Blogger e3, at 9:31 PM  

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