At our house, we call it Trick-or-Treat. The idea of "Beggar's Night" bothers me given that it's supposed to be fun and free; the kids asking for candy are permitted to do so by the communities in which they live. Calling them "beggars" doesn't sit well with me on a couple levels...maybe because people who can do for themselves but beg anyway, really put a negative connotation on the word. Maybe "Beggars can't be choosers" is a better way to look at it? M & M's, Twizzlers, or animal crackers--doesn't matter! We'll take 'em! I'm sure communities rallied to do away with "trick-or-treat" since some kids take the "trick" part a little too seriously and soap windows, toilet paper trees, leaf bag or fork yards...AH! The good old days!!!
The girls are stoked. I'm thrilled about having help to take them through the neighborhood tonight. M1's dad is making the drive so he can see her in costume and he plans on walking the 'hood with us to gather up the candy. I'm just excited to not have to carry a very heavy 2-year-old, her bulging bag of candy and the equally bulging bag of her sister! Should be an interesting evening. And, there's nothing like taking your ex-husband through the neighborhood where he used to live and actually know people...makes for some interesting conversations. We just nod and smile.
If I can get M2 strapped in to her costume, I'll be sure to post photos later. It will be worth it! Very colorful this year!