Saturday, October 30, 2010

Making Choices

So today, we have DH going to supervise an NJROTC drill meet.
We have oldest son going to a band competition. Which I had planned on going to.
However, our neighborhood association has decreed that TONIGHT is trick or treat night. BLECH. The competition is far enough away that I couldn't go, watch, and come back. Do I make the younger kids miss Trick or Treat to go watch the oldest one play for 20 minutes? yea, not enough wine in the world to make THAT happen.
So DH was thinking about trying to go from his thing to the oldest's thing, but was grumpy this morning and dithered about it. It's killing me - I want one of us to be there, oldest wants one of us there, and I don't know if that is going to happen.
Why do all things seem to happen on the same weekend? We face a similar situation next weekend, but I think we've got it figured out.


Suburban Correspondent said...

Hello - you wouldn't have a problem if your neighborhood Nazis hadn't decided to move what is essentially a national holiday. Tell them to stick their candy where the sun don't shine; you can trick-or-treat in another neighborhood on the real Halloween!

Oh, my goodness, I would be so pissed off. Halloween is all about breaking the rules - eating candy until you're sick, banging on people's doors, staying up late (especially on a school night). I cannot believe you aren't kicking up a fuss about this.

Navhelowife said...

I haven't lived here long enough! Everyone I talk to...okay, three -no wait, four - neighbor families all thought it would be Sunday. Then the sign went up for Saturday.
It's not so much that I care about the parade or even the candy grabbing, but that littlest guy will be so disappointed if he misses it. And I don't really know the neighbors well enough to say "Hey, can you keep my kid/kids for an entire evening, and take them trick or treating besides??"
Bleh. Just Bleh.