Yes, it's early, but Halloween is my favorite holiday so we've started preparing by planning a party and filling Simon in on the details.
His first Halloween he was 6 weeks old and not so much a fan of the doorbell ringing every 3 and a half minutes. As you can see.
The next year, we were in India, and Ben worked very hard to find us pumpkins to carve. Simon was a basketball player. He ate the pumpkin.
Well, this is the first year that Simon will know what is going on, so I'm working hard to psych him up. Today I told him he was going to be Mickey Mouse, who is his favorite "person" in the whole world (sometimes he likes me better). He started saying, no. I thought he just didn't understand what a costume was, so I tried to explain it to him. He interrupted, "No Mommy. I want to be Minnie Mouse."
I'll let you know how we work out a compromise on that one.
Then I told him about trick-or-treating. He said it "will NOT be fun." I said, "Don't you want to go to people's houses to get candy?!" He said, "I can get food at my house."
Good point. Obviously this kid doesn't appreciate Halloween as much as his mother.