Here's how we're distracting ourselves from the TWW so far:
Saturday we hosted our annual festival of pumpkin carving. Kids and grownups both from our cohousing community and from other parts of our life join us (some as frequently as every year) in a celebration of pumpkin guts and cutting skill. Every year, it culminates with a grand lighting. Jen typically has primary carving duties. This year, she was the sole carver as I chased a particularly busy bee around the party.
Last night we finished Natalie's real costume (the bee being something that a neighbor handed down), and this cat joined Jen at school for the Halloween parade:
Her favorite items acquired tonight were a tiny box of raisins (yay-yins!) and a bag of animal crackers which she clutched fiercely for the rest of the night. The moms are happily eating all of the candy she's ignoring. I don't think we'll get off so easily next year!