If I'm just being honest, I wasn't all that excited about Halloween this year because:
1. I had been so swamped putting the finishing touches on a 32-page lesson for the ladies in my A Year in the Making workshop (Hello my lovely, AYITM friends!!!) that I really hadn't even given Halloween much thought.
2. Courtney Lee decided she's too old to dress up. And since Cole had decided the same thing the year prior, I'm officially down to my very last Trick-or-Treater.
3. My pumpkin patch shots turned out lousy, and I've been questioning my skills as a photographer.
4. Both of the teenagers in our house were resisting going with us to take Annie trick-or-treating (somehow, they forget that every single year of their trick-or-treating lives, they got to enjoy the evening as a family, and Miss Yans deserves the same experience.)
5. Both of the teenagers in our house are unpredictable when they don't get their way (sometimes they handle it well and sometimes they handle it no-so-well). It's a total crapshoot and I felt like this situation might land on the 'crap' side.
But you know what happened???
We had what might have been the funnest (I don't care if it's not a word) Halloween we've ever had.
I told Josh that I was on on camera-duty, and that he was on make-sure-none-of-our-teenagers-act-angsty duty (lucky for me, he thought that sounded like a fair split in duties). And after a slightly rocky start (Courtney was being a turd before we left the house, and Cole was being a turd after we left the house), all the angst and the turd-ish-ness went away, and was somehow replaced with laughing, acorn fights, funny stories, light-heartedness, wrestling, hand holding, hugs, happy kids, and happy parents.
Still need to finish up the editing on all the photos I took (will be back with those tomorrow), but I can't remember the last time I had more fun shooting.
Hope yours was great (and free of turds and angst).