was going to dress up as a lion for Halloween, but every time I brought
out his costume he would run away from me, yelling, “Mommy, no.” So
instead of a lion, Aidan celebrated Halloween as a sunburned tourist.
This Halloween was the first time Aidan went trick-or-treating. At
first he was scared of the process. He would get all the way up to the
door, then turn around and run back to William and me, yelling, “No!”
With the help of his grand-aunt Laurie (“Narie” as he calls her), and
his uncles Dylan, Sean, and Ryan, Aidan soon figured out what Halloween
is all about… CANDY! By the time we got to the third house, Aidan was
determinedly clutching his candy bag, repeating “trick-or-treat” as we
walked, patiently waiting in line for his turn to get candy, saying
thank you, and heading off to the next house for more treats.