This evening, we took Julia downtown for the Chamber of Commerce Trick-or-Treat event where the local businesses opened their doors to costume clad kids and gave out candy.
Julia dressed as Supergirl.
It was rainy, but it didn’t dampen our little hero’s mood. She loved Trick-or-Treat. We know this because she told us after every stop along the way. In fact, if you took the following dialogue and put it on a loop for an hour and a half, you’d have a transcript of the complete Trick-or-Treating excursion.
Julia: “Look! Trick-or-Treaters! Look! More Trick-or-Treaters! Hey! There are more Trick-or-Treaters!”
Me: “Okay, Julia. Remember to say, ‘Trick-or-Treat’ and when you get your candy, say ‘Thank you.’ Be polite.”
Julia: “Trick-or-Treat. Thank you. Mom? I LOVE Trick-or-Treat!!!”
Some random, but well-meaning person: “Hey it’s Superwoman!”
Julia: “You’re wrong! I’m not a woman! I’m a GIRL! I’m SuperGIRL!!!”
As we neared the end of the route, we commented to Julia that her bag was all filled up, so we better head home. She said, “I can leave the big candies in the car and then there’s lots of room in my bag to keep Trick-or-Treating! We don’t have to stop!”
I told her that a kid only needs so much candy.
She said, “There isn’t much candy, Mom. This candy has lots of air. There’s only a little bit of real candy.”
Nice try, Smarty Pants.
Lucky for Julia, she is smack dab in the middle of her Halloween extravaganza. After already attending one Halloween birthday party and having costume day at Kindergym, tomorrow we have TWO Halloween parties to attend. Then, our residential Trick-Or-Treat goes down on Wednesday. The kid has plenty of time to instruct the world on the very important difference between Superwoman and Supergirl.