Halloween in our condo -- and it still feels weird to be so far removed from all the hoopla. The Facebook & Instagram photos of my friends & relatives, decked out in Halloween finery for costume parties this past weekend, actually came as a bit of a jolt ("oh yeah, THAT's coming up...!"). The past two years, we bought some candy, just in case (there ARE children living in our building) -- but no trick-or-treaters showed up at our door, so we wound up eating it all ourselves (not entirely a bad thing, I know, right?? lol).
This year, we didn't even bother (now watch the hordes finally descend...!). The Halloween decorations I used to put up around our house remain untouched in our storage locker. Wednesday night will be... just another Wednesday night around our place.
Among the costume party photos on social media: photos of my dad, carving pumpkins with the Little Princesses -- just as he did with me & my sister when we were growing up. He looks forward to this every year & has everything planned and organized well in advance. I am not sure who has more fun (...OK, I know, it's Dad, lol).
I'll admit, I got teary. He would have been such an excellent grandpa. :(
(The Little Princesses regard him as a third grandpa, and call him Grandpa. But of course I'm thinking about MY kids. :( )
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.