The picture-resizer file does not seem to be working right now, so I cannot load all of the pumpkin carving and trick or treating photos right now. However, I'll give you this.....
One thing I forgot to prepare the boys for was the occasional house that asks the kids to 'do a trick'.
At the first house that said, "Can I see a trick?", Dexter just stared blankly, and AJ showed the lady how he can swing his trick or treat bag around in a circle without dropping out any candy. Not too bad.
AJ asked me, "Why did she ask me to show her a trick?"
I explained that "Trick or Treat" means that you can show someone a trick and then get candy that's the 'treat'. I said, "You just show the person something that you can do really well, or sometimes kids sing a song or tell a joke."
AJ said, "Oh. Dexter could sing his ladybug song to the next lady."
I said, "Yes, he could."
Just as we were about 2 houses from going home, at about 8:15pm, we came to one-of-those houses.
The guy said, "Can you do a trick?"
AJ said to Dexter, "Sing your ladybug song Dex."
Dex just stood and stared.
The guy said to AJ, "How about you? What can you do?"
AJ said, "I can do 5's."
And the guy said, "What are 5's?"
And AJ proceeded to say:
" 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100!!!"
The guy said, "Wow! That IS a good trick!"
And away walked AJ with an EXTRA bag of candy!