My grandpa (the one who was pretty much my father) passed away on Halloween last year.

I don't think I'm going to the parade.

Halloween was our "thing." He'd pick me up from school (and I was already in costume, of course) and we'd get to trick-or-treating immediately.

So I think I'm going to take my friend's 5 year old daughter trick-or-treating this year. My friend is a single, working mother and could probably use a break. I asked her if I could take the little monster trick-or-treating and she said of course, so I think I'm going to do that.