Last night we went to our ward Halloween party. It was a lot of fun and there was a GREAT turn out. The kids got to do a costume parade which I loved. I remember doing those as a kid in school, but my kids don't even get to wear their costumes to school. (SO stupid!)
And then there were lots of different booths/activities for the kids to attend. One was the spook alley put on by the teenage boys.
My girls really wanted to go through it, and I don't find spook alleys scary. (Could be because I worked in my piano teacher's spook alley every year when I was a kid.) So I took Alyssa, Halle, and Carter through. The very first thing that jumped out at us was this creepy guy from "The Village".
That was it for Carter. Then Alyssa and Halle started screaming at everything (a bit of drama on their parts), but that just sent poor Carter over the edge. The poor kid was sobbing, "I want to get out! Take me out!" , and shaking like a leaf. I carried him and told him just to close his eyes, but I think he was too scared not to look. So I have traumatized my son, just when he was doing so good sleeping in his own bed.
We took him back through when they were tearing it down and the lights were all on, in hopes that he would understand that it was just for fun. I think it helped a bit, but he was still creeped out. I am a terrible mother.
I am sure I'll post more pictures from the actual trick-or-treating event tonight.