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I Bet It's The Free Candy

Yes!  My 13 year old still wants to go Trick-Or-Treating!  (My youngest asked why it isn't called "Treat-Or-Tricking"?  Since, the story goes, if you don't receive a treat from a house you trick the home owner somehow, either by decorating their trees with toilet paper or raw eggs dripping down the sides of their house.  Not that I've done ANY of these things.  Never ;->  (No really, I haven't)

So back to my excitement.  It seems that many kids in our neighborhood kind of give up on the idea of going house to house for candy around their 8th grade year.  And I get it, the activity can seem geared toward the younger crowd.  But personally, I am so happy because I feel like she still wants to be a "kid". (It's probably the free candy.)

When I see her classmates it stuns me how mature they look. I'm not talking a touch of lip gloss and extra attention to their hair, I'm talkin' full on make-up, low cut shirts and attitudes to go with it.  I know that I'm supposed to be the grown-up here but they intimidate the heck out of me most days!

But not my Katie, at least not today.  She's happy keeping her face make-up free and wearing the baggiest shirts she can find.  I know the change is coming. I remember being that age.  I just relish all the sweet moments when they come along.  Trick or Treat!

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