I’m a little late posting it — we’ve had a few distractions! — but last Saturday Benji dressed up as an orange crayon for Halloween. As usual, Deborah made the finishing touches, in this case the Crayola label and “totally not a safety cone” crayon-tip hat.
Although we knew a number of people who went socially-distanced trick-or-treating or did a socially-distanced church “Harvest Festival” scavenger hunt, we opted to stay away from other people. Instead, my parents decorated their house as a haunted house strewn with little trails of candies for Benji to follow from room to room. They really did a great job, with spooky music, things that dropped down on you, spider webs, fog, and dim lights. Needless to say, Benji loved it and can hardly wait for next Halloween to do it again.
Possibly also needless to say, I think all of us adults are hoping for a return to normal Halloween group activities next year.