Little M and I missed out on the Halloween this year. Sort of. I mean, she enjoyed more (homemade) cookies than usual, and was able to decorate a few pumpkins (a few days earlier), but she still has yet to dress up and experience full on trick or treating. The night before Halloween was a rough one. Marlowe woke up every so often crying of "bubbles" (boogers in her nose). She was a miserable little thing, it was awful. She seemed okay, but not great, the next morning. Definitely in no condition to head to daycare though. We stayed in, and I crossed my fingers that she would feel better post nap time, for trick or treating fun, but as the day went on, our health declined. Marlowe only wanted to be two things this halloween: "Numbers" or "A PARTY!" I planned to pin felt numbers all over her body, so I could chase her around the whole night, in my (Donald in mathmagic land) safari costume. Even with the sickies, we had a nice quiet evening at home. I put a sign up on the door letting people know we were sickies, and we stayed in. Marlowe had a fair amount of movie time, I made us bean and biscuit stew, and got a few chores done around the house. It wasn't too bad. Hopefully next year will happen for us. This year, it made no difference to her, but next year, she'll will be three, and it will definitely be time for trick or treating.
As for my halloween, it was last saturday. Laura and I dressed up, scarfed down a new pasta dish of mine, and headed downtown for an evening of tremendous amounts of fun. We danced for hours and hours (me in the most comfortable platforms) and I woke up with the sorest feet I've had in a long time, it was wonderful.
I had a few people come up to me this year and go "weren't you this already?!" NO. No, I wasn't. I was Daisy Duck, this year: Donald in Mathmagic Land. Totally different. For those of you that haven't had the pleasure of learning about the laws of mathematics from Donald Duck, you can watch it here: