We used up all the batteries in the camera somehow, so no Halloween photos! 😦
Violet changed her mind and decided to go as a gypsy (kind of un-PC, I guess), and Victoria was a cat, just like last year. It was all rather spur of the moment.
Victoria ran from house to house singing for about the first 1/2 of our outing. Here is a snippet of her made-up song: “The candy-getters / are on the run!” The girls like to generate their own theme music for running.
I really enjoy that our neighborhood is much like I remember my childhood neighborhood: most houses have their porch lights on , many are decorated, older kids are out running in packs on their own. I saw no slutty costumes among the many near-teen/teen girls I saw — though who can be slutty this time of year in Minnesota? Good old ghosts, vampires, and a particularly awesome picnic table.
I know a lot of places have alternate trick-or-treat options now, I guess for safety concerns, but I love that our neighborhood can do it the old-fashioned way.
Speaking of neighborhoods, I recently learned that I live in the best-educated zip code in the state of Minnesota (most grad and professional degrees). Intriguingly, we are not even in the top 100 for income. I assume that’s because in part we’re in the top 50 youngest zip codes. Can you tell that we live near more than one college or university?