Consider this a bonus post. I just couldn’t let Halloween pass without any notice here on ourNWlife. When I was a child my parents used to spend weeks crafting extremely detailed costumes, which they would then debut at no-holds-barred Halloween parties that they hosted in my dad’s shop-turned Halloween wonderland–every wall covered with black plastic, the entrance a tunnel (through the dog kennel) crawling with glo-spiders, extravagant and themed costume contests.
Trevor and I have not yet reached that level of Halloween craziness. This year, we’re just excited to finally live in a neighborhood where we actually have a fair likelihood of seeing any trick-or-treaters. So we prepared for them in the best way we know how:
Yes, that’s right. We are giving out candy-wrapped toothbrushes. It’s all about balance. Have a little candy, brush those teeth. We’re just hoping that the kids in our neighborhood see these toothbrushes as a “treat” and don’t start strategizing on how to “trick”us.
They will have fair warning at least, Trevor’s pumpkin openly depicts a cheerful toothbrush-wielding tooth!
And for the this momentous occasion, I am planning on bringing out one of my most prized homemade costumes: the Tillamook baby loaf. High in protein, low in sugar, what could be a more oral-hygiene appropriate costume for the wife of a dentist? I still can’t believe this little gem didn’t win a prize at the dental school costume contest several years back.
Happy Halloween everyone!