I knew this. In fact I spent the two weeks leading up to Halloween trying to convince my kids that we didn’t need to go trick or treating. I was labeled “a Halloween Hater”, a Halloween grinch. I begged and pleaded:
“It’s a school night, don’t you just want to go to bed?”
“Guys, candy is on sale the next day, I’ll buy a bag. I'll buy several bags.”
“I don’t really want to buy a Halloween costume this year, do you?”
But their rebuttals were filled with such innocent excitement that I decidedly gave up on my mission to stave off what I saw as an inevitable destruction of the rest of our school week.