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Halloween Night

Being a North American parent comes with a few requirements, like the ability to make PB&J sandwiches (yet comply with “peanut free” areas when necessary) or the skills to plan ahead for major holidays. I mean, it’s not like I didn’t know Halloween was coming up—for the past few weeks, I’ve been walking past plastic limbs in backyards and skeletons hung in trees. Yes, people take Halloween seriously here.

But I was sick all week and I didn’t have the time to find a costume for Mark. And trust me, finding a costume for a toddler isn’t as easy as it seems. The made-in-China one-size-fits-all kind can be pricey, and many costumes are for older kids and can be very scary or gory. Beside, this is Canada, and we already need a winter jacket to wear over the costumes anyway.

I decided to use last year’s pirate hat, and we found a few props at Dollarama.

I’m not sure what Mark understands about Halloween and trick-or-treating, but I sold it to him as “we go ring at doors, ask for a candy, say thank you and repeat”. He seemed fine with that and had a lot of fun.

A few houses in my mother-in-law’s neighborhood (where we spent the evening) had extremely elaborated decorations complete with smoke, sounds and props, and Mark was a bit scared, which I found was a healthy reaction. He still went and asked for candies, though!

Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Halloween-Themed Decorations
Ready to Go
Ready to Go
Little Pirate
Little Pirate
Mark's Tattoo
Mark’s Tattoo
Like if I Had The Choice...
Like if I Had The Choice…
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Trick-Or-Treating
Sugar High
Sugar High

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