Saturday, November 1, 2008

Deserted House

We ran. Couldn't bear the thought of spending yet another Halloween sitting at home handing out candy to the cute little Princesses and Supermen and Spidermen. I want to be taking my kids out trick or treating!! I don't want it rubbed in my face every year that we are miserable infertile people and that there are no kids in this house going trick or treating! 

This year we decided we couldn't deal with it. We didn't buy candy. We got in the car and scrammed. We made sure we stayed out till it was late enough for the trick or treaters to be in bed. And when we got back, Simba kept running to the front door like he was telling us "The doorbell has been ringing all evening!! Open the door - let all my friends in!!!" 

If next year at this time we don't have an infant (or aren't about to have one), then this is going to become tradition with us. Get out and have a good dinner out on Halloween. "Self Preservation" is what I call this anti social behavior that I allow myself to indulge in!

9 comments:

Lisa said...

I can TOTALLY relate!

We bah-humbugged on Halloween this year too. It just makes me way too sad to see all those cute little kids in costumes and think about we still don't have.

If I wasn't feeling so bad from the shots, I would have liked to go out. I think next year we'll go out for sure (that is, if we are still a just a duo). but hopefully next year will be the one for both of us -- and we'll have our own little pumpkins to show off :)

I'm praying for both of us!

Amanda said...

I put DH on door duty and ate a ton of peanut butter cups!

April said...

this is actually the first time that we passed out candy in years.

I totally feel you.

we joined a gym this am b/c i ate so much candy yesterday :)

Nichole said...

I told DH the same thing this morning. If we aren't pregnant or have a baby by this time next year...no Halloween for me. I am cancelling it until we have kids. Christmas just might get the axe too...

Shelby said...

I hear ya~ but instead, if I am not with child in whatever way by next year, I am reclaiming the holiday for childless folk everywhere by having too many margaritas. It can be an adult holiday and I plan to make use of that!

Miss Tori said...

Last evening driving home from work, I saw kids out already trick or treating. I started to cry, thinking that I may never be able to take my own child out.

Then, when I got home, since Hubby doesn't do Halloween because of his religious convictions (which I don't agree with), I sat on the couch all morose because I knew I wouldn't be passing out any candy.

It was a depressing night, to say the least. At least I got to watch Halloween H20.

Jackie. said...

We also pulled this move on the 31st. The Great Escape. I felt bad about it at first, but when I learned that our neighbors who have also experienced infertility (and are now pregnant:)) were doing the "lights out" thing that night too, the feeling quickly passed.

I can't resist.... Where did you guys "hang out?" Whacka whacka. Just a couple more days!

nancy said...

I think that's totally okay.

I Believe in Miracles said...

This was the first time I passed out candy in awhile. Now I'm trying to get it out of my house because I have so much left! (and eaten like 10).