We’ve been MIA for a few weeks but we promise to back a comeback soon with regular blog updates!
First off, our thoughts & prayers are with everyone who was in Hurricane Sandy’s path this week. We were lucky to have only lost power for one day and we didn’t have any major damages to the house. For our dear friends in NYC and NJ we are thinking about you!!
After having our first experience with a leaf blower this afternoon our deck and driveway are clear and ready for trick-or-treaters. Tonight is our first Halloween in the burbs and we’re ready and waiting with a LOT of candy! Unfortunately our carved pumpkins didn’t weather the storm so we have some plain guys sitting on the porch and lots of minis. We had some fantastic stencil orders though – monograms, It’s a Boy, It’s a Girl, and here’s my favorite … Will you marry me! We can’t wait to get photos of these masterpieces!!!
Before I power down and start attending to the little ones on the street I wanted to repost something Melissa Joan Hart posted on Facebook the other day about Halloween. As a mom-to-be and a very nervous trick-or-treat giver (How much candy do I give out? What do I say?!) this really struck a cord with me!
“In a few days, a lot of creatures will visit your door. Be open minded. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues. The child who does not say “trick or treat” or “thank you” might be painfully shy, non-verbal, or selectively mute. If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental apraxia of speech. They are thankful in their hearts and minds. The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have a life-threatening allergy. The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might have SPD or autism. Be kind, be patient, smile, pretend you understand. It’s everyone’s Halloween. Make a parent feel good by making a big deal of their special child. “