This hot M.O.T. is tired lol. Who else should've taken today off? All of the festivities started last week. Early in the week, I had to decorate a pumpkin for the Best Decorated Pumpkin contest at Marshall's school. I don't stand a chance at winning each year but convince myself to do it anyway. I also had to make sure Bubs had Halloween plates to take in for his Halloween party. On Thursday, October 25, was the day before the school Halloween Parties and the schools Trunk Or Treat. Yes, I said parties, plural. For the Trunk or treat, I decided on the theme of "McDonald's" in which I made some imitation labels/stickers and purchased some different treat boxes from Amazon that looked like Happy Meals and apple pies or fries. I stuffed and put together at least 100+ of these. The turnout is usually over 200 but I had lots of extra candy in a separate box that I planned to take along once the treat boxes ran out.
Friday, October 26th was the big day! I figured it would be a long one that I needed energy for so I requested this day off in advance. That morning, I dropped the kids off at school. The day before, I received a referral from the doctor to start physical therapy for some worsening knee pain so I thought, why not go today? They had an available appt at 10am so I snatched up the opportunity. The initial visit was mostly an evaluation but the therapist had me perform some exercises and stretches that he wanted me to continue to do daily at home. After that, I ran to grab some lunch, ran home to grab my costume wig, and headed to the school for Bubs' Halloween classroom party. After his ended, I went down the hall to Mariah's Halloween classroom party. I left her room mid-party in order to allow time to go to Marshall's school to pick him up, run back to pick Bubs & Mariah up from school, then return home to ensure I have the car stocked with my trunk setup and treats for the Trunk or Treat, plus get everyone's costume on including my own. My sis-in-law Fabulous volunteered to help me work my trunk again this year. We call it "Another K-Fabulous Production!"
Trunk-or-Treat #1: So about that 70 degree weather we had before...gone. It wasn't too cold but you could definitely feel the temperature dropping. The trunk was a hit! I set it up to where I could stand outside of it OR make it into a "drive-thru" and hand out treats from the inside if it got too outside. Yasss ya girl was using that knowledge this year lol. The kids had some pretty cool costumes this year. For my little ones, Mariah was a Hairstylist, Bubs (Michael) was Black Panther, and Marshall was the cutest Kermit the Frog you ever did see. Side note: Did you know Muppet Babies were back? Unfortunately none of the stores were hip and we had to order his costume online that came from Spain. It had quite the journey to its final destination. Ok, back to the story. So, my trunk is a hit! The kids love my McMalone Happy Meals and treats. One little girl demanded that her mom allow her to open her happy meal as she was looking for some real fries lol. I couldn't stop laughing. Trick or Treat. In the words of my mom, "Tricked you!" Next, some little guy that I had seen earlier in the school asked "hey, is Ronald McDonald related to Penny Wise?" Fabulous and I were stumped so I just said "um, maybe so&quo