It is finally that time of year when the witches and goblins come calling for candy. In years past the group would get together for a spook-tacular family party. Unfortunately, like most things this year More Than Moms annual Halloween party had to be cancelled. That did not stop of few of the members from getting together for a new Halloween tradition, More Than Moms Trunk or Treating.
The parents planned, prepared, and were ready to see their little ghouls smiling faces. And yet Ohio weather had different plans that evening. The event had to be postponed until the next evening. A few little pumpkins may have been disappointed. What was a cold, wet, and windy evening the night before was the opposite tonight. It was perfect! The cool night air gave the parents and kids the spunk they needed. Everyone was smiling, laughing, and playing. For a moment it felt like old times, before we couldn’t hug or be close to one another.
The parents dressed in our haunted best before we headed over to Bradley Nature Park. Once we arrived we got to work to decorate our cars before the little monsters arrived. Though only a few of us were able to attend it was a howling good time. The adults did all they could to keep a safe distance but still make the event family friendly. We parked with a car space between each car to leave enough room for health reasons. Masks were worn but that didn’t slow down the fun. Spooky sounds could be heard coming form the parking lot. The sun went down, the sky turned dark, and the little ghouls and boys took their turns going from car to car gathering their goodies. From Halloween candy to scented markers to light up toys, no one was left out of the fun.
After the goodies were gathered the parents loaded up their little monsters to head home. Giggles of joy could be heard as the kids dug into their goodies inside the cars. The parents gathered up any last minute decorations, gave quick waves and blew a few kisses from afar, and closed their trunks to leave. The spell binding good time was over. I watched as the last car left, leaving the park a dark, quiet reminder of the fun one can have with friends.