No Space For This Milestone in the Baby Book
September 29, 2008
Yesterday we were talking about Halloween and the kids were planning what they want to dress up as this year.
My oldest son casually says that he is too old for trick or treating. Which I guess he is. At 5′10 he kind of looms over the toddlers and small children. Last year he had said he was only going to see how happy his baby brother would be trick-or-treating. Something we both knew wasn’t entirely true.
But it was more the way he said it yesterday, like it was just completely matter of fact. I had thought he would have held on to this last vestige of childhood while I had to pry it away from him kicking and screaming.
“Will you come and walk around the neighborhood with us? You know to see the joy on your little brother’s face when he realizes he is getting free candy?”
“Uh, I think I will stay home. I can see the joy on his face when he comes home and shares his candy with me.”
So really I guess he has become the proverbial lazy teenager and realizes it will be less work for the candy to just come home to him.