We are enjoying crunchy fall leaves and mild weather in California, and getting ready for Halloween. The kids enjoyed carving pumpkins, although Johnny and Lily weren’t quite as into the degunking step as Emma! They also had multiple tea parties and discovered a great public sandbox, complete with water faucet!
We are expecting around 200 kids for Halloween this year, based off of neighbor estimates. I couldn’t bear the thought of buying that much candy, so I bought this Super Sticker Assortment (Amazon Affiliate links)as well as these fancier sticker sheets (Hmm… the price has gone up! Wonder if other people got the same idea). I also would have gotten the fancier “girl” equivalent, but they required two sheets per activity. As a parent of girls AND boys, I really wish manufacturers would make “girl” and “boy” versions equivalent in terms of what kids get. There is really no reason that there couldn’t be dress-up stickers on the boy version, and athlete stickers on girl version! Rant aside, we should have plenty of stickers to give out, and left overs can be used for writing letters, crafts, and rainy day fun!
In school news, I got word Thursday afternoon that Johnny can go to Emma’s school starting Tuesday!!! I’m a little bit sad, because he and I both LOVED his kindergarten teacher, but he was late almost every day, and once a week Emma was left stranded at her school because they got out at the same time, and I can’t get to two places at once! Lily is also now going to preschool two days a week, after deciding that she *had* to go to school, and miraculously getting a spot in an excellent local program that I hadn’t even bothered to apply to initially since I had been told that nobody gets in. So, for one week I had kids in THREE schools. Not a very mom-healthy situation.