Several months ago, I started a new weekly theme: Sundays Are For Sebastian. Sebastian is my five year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.
With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I would revisit last year’s “holiday” when Sebastian was four….
Sebastian was reluctant to take part in his half of the social contract that is Halloween. It took a considerable amount of time to convince him that he needed to say “Trick or Treat” when the door was opened.
Shortly after I actually got him to utter the words audibly, this exchange occurred:
Sebastian: “Trick or treat” said to the adult dressed up as Elmo (really? self-respect?).
The red clad “man” responded: “Trick!” (There is always one….)
After an awkward pause, Sebastian looked me (I shrugged), then turned back to Elmo, removed his Darth Vader mask and said: “Can I just have some candy?”