Happy Halloween from the Ladybug
And only one short year ago:
When you have children, the days are long and the years are short.
And that's the truth.
We went trick-or-treating to four houses and then went home to pass out candy to the neighborhood kids. I manned the door while Jim played with Maggie.
Each time there was a knock at the door, Jim pulled Maggie's Ladybug hood up over her head, and she ran down the hall to the front door. She offered several wide eyed "Hi!"s to each costumed visitor. Then she would snatch a fistful of candy from our stash.
She gnawed the top off of three boxes of nerds, ate several animal crackers and had her very first milky way bar. Upon her first bite of real chocolate bar her eyes glazed over and a psychotic smile spread slowly from ear to ear. She spent the next twenty minutes stalking me like a sugar jangled smack-addled huffer, high on crank and deperate for her next hit. She scared me. Real bad.