Since the kids are 12 and 6, and Mark and I were dead on our feet we did the parenting move I have always bad mouthed over the years. I still can't believe we did it. And yet it was the best Halloween EVER!!
What did we do you ask?? We did drive by trick or treating. Yes, Yes, yes. We sat our happy asses in the van with the heat on and drove along with the kids while they went door to door. Every so often with the glee and excitement of the feeling of freedom they were
having, they yelled "Why do you keep following us??" haha like we would just go park a few blocks over and wait...... I think not.
In the end it worked well because I stayed warm, Mark and I had a quiet moment to talk and listen to "oldies" on the radio (circa 80's haha) and the kids walked themselves to exhaustion. As far as I see it a win win for all!! Now I am officially TRASH MOM!! WOO HOO