It was a dark and stormy night.
No. Make that, it was a dark and blustery night.
Oh, and it was cold too. Teeth-rattlingly cold. And blustery. Did I mention the blustery part?
But the Scary Chef and the Ninja would not be deterred. Neither wind nor cold nor dark of night would keep from making their self-appointed trick-of-treating rounds.
Not only that, but William and Andrew and Sammy trick-or-treated for more than an hour and a half during this rather extreme weather situation. Along with hundreds of other kids, of course, their parents, Chewbacca and a host of Darth Vaders, Princess Leias, and Elsas from "Frozen." Bruce and I accompanied them, and we were pretty amazed by how fast our kids could run when motivated by candy. I'm wondering if perhaps we should enter them in the Boston Marathon since they are so good at sprinting in full costume.
I praised Andrew for saying "trick or treat" AND "thank you" when he went up to the front doors. I added, "And you were very cute, too." Andrew immediately responded, "You mean scary." And I nodded solemnly, "Yes of course."
|Scary. Very very scary.|
|Andrew, Joseph, William and Sammy.|
|The Scary Chef and the Ninja.|
|The grandmothers were not put off by the Scary Chef.|
|David removed his Darth Vader helmet so he wouldn't compete |
with the fierce scariness that was the hallmark of the one and only Scary Chef.
|Even ninjas love their mamas.|