This weekend before Halloween I wasn't able to see the kids in their costumes as they went trick-or-treating on Friday and again on Monday when I'm at work, but they invited me to play with them on Saturday for their usual play date. But I didn't want to go up if I couldn't see them in their costumes. I felt there was something else I was supposed to do. Wasn't quite sure what tho.
I was sad at missing out on this event I usually get to participate in. But they sent me pictures of them in their costumes. Yay.
Then I wondered what I would do the weekend before Halloween and then I remembered Grandma.
Every year before Halloween Grandma and I get together to make carmel popcorn balls.
We hadn't talked about it beforehand, we usually make plans, a time and day. I usually call her cuz she likes to be prepared. She doesn't usually call me for anything, at all, really. But not this year.
We must've been on the same wave length cuz sure enough the next morning I get a phone call, "I'm popping popcorn.... Wanna come over?" (it was so cute the way she said it, all mischeivous like)
That turned into a whole day event. We made popcorn balls and pumpkin cookies. Ate lunch; her chili! I love her chili. I showed her the craft project I'm working on for my nieces and nephews for Christmas this year and she gave me some ideas and we experimented. Then me and my Aunt even got her to sit down and watch a movie with us.
A whole day with Grandma basically. Around my favorite holiday! I treasure these moments.
There will be a time when we can't have these opportunities any longer.
So take them when they come.
"Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most" -Unknown
I thought about being the One Eyed Giant Purple People Eater for Halloween. But that's an 80's movie, does anyone even know who that is anymore? There's not a lot of people and places to show off costumes anymore at this age. So I went for a quick and simple pumpkin pullover this year.