Trick or Treat!
Kavya and Karthik went trick-or-treating yesterday night to cap off a fun Halloween. Kavya was Ariel, the Little Mermaid, while Karthik, true to his nature, was dressed up as a li'l Monster. Had some trouble getting him to wear the headgear but he let it stay on for a while once he got used to it. Needless to say, they looked extra-adorable :-)
After the costume-preview during our party last weekend, Kavya got another chance to dress up yesterday afternoon since she had the Halloween parade in her school. That was a fun affair as always - a sea of color with the kids(and their teachers) dressed up in a wide variety of costumes.
In the evening, they raided the houses in our neighborhood for candy. Our neighborhood is mostly made up of older families with kids in high school or older. So my li'l ones didn't have much competition and got a pretty good haul. In a couple of houses, the inmates had simply left the front door open and laid the candy out in the living room. The kids were expected to simply go in and help themselves... Haven't seen that before! Must be a really safe neighborhood.
As expected, Kavya turned out to be shy one. She took a few steps back once each door opened and barely whispered the traditional "Trick or Treat!". But Karthik strode forward purposefully once he realized that people were giving out something! The usual anxiety in the presence of strangers was nowhere to be seen as he actually smiled at people, stretched out his hands and came out of each house with a candy clutched tight in both his tiny hands!