As a way to celebrate with our friends back home this year’s Halloween, AND since we are “in the future”, we are sharing ‘our Halloween the India Way.”
I am not a big Halloween person and even though I thought about bringing something to celebrate it, I decided we were just going to miss it and try our best to be OK with it.
But thanks to our friends Chip and Laura and their girls who did the exchange last year here at the same school, they knew what would mean that ‘we’ (Siena and Lucas) would be missing Halloween this year.
They were thinking ahead of time (way ahead than us!) when they sent us a huge box filled (mostly) with candy and Halloween decorations. Plus few jars of refried beans and peanut butter.
We can’t really thank them enough. For the beans and food, but also and especially today, for thinking of us back in September and preparing us (with candy and decorations) or this Halloween we were going to miss. And it was so much fun to have a little bit of home.
And together with these fabulous treats, we have received two Halloween cards and a letter from our friends back home. Thank Lisa, Kelly and family and Glendie! It’s been really fun.
But we did a stop before that, at Popeye’s house to do a “reverse trick or treat”!
And it’s not only us who want to thank Chip and his family, it’s all the boys in the 6th class at the School too. As they said when we were handing out the candy and talking about the holiday, I quote “please thank them from all of us too.”
Everyone was so fascinated by the fireman and the witch hats and the pumpkin buckets, that we left them for them to use and play. They were so happy about that as well.
They were all so happy to celebrate something new for most of them. I feel that after spending a whole week with them in a camp (more on that later this week) we’ve gotten to know them a lot better and them gotten to know us as well.
It was a great week to spend together and today, celebrating Halloween with them, was a fun way to thank them for their friendships and to end the week with them.
Walking home after a Halloween evening, without costumes left, nor a bag or basket filled with candy, but with just one piece of candy in Siena and Lucas’s hands. But our hearts filled with happiness for having shared a little bit of ‘us’, with our new friends Siena says “this was really fun”. Good night everyone and Happy Halloween!
PS: OK, you can see the short video we made for Chip and his family of when we received their box over a month ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGqxfgN2bkY