Yes, today’s Hallowe’en. That’s special enough. But it’s also youngest’s birthday and she’s so very happy, not only with her presents but also her costume (pink ninja!) which she got to wear at school. And there’s a Playmobil Viking fortress on the coffee table in front of her and the prospect of watching the skies, tomorrow, with her space projector. She has Japanese words to learn from a new book and a bunch of spy stuff.
Nevertheless, she tells me she still wants to go out trick-or-treating later when it’s dark. Gotta admire the pull of candy which can draw a child away from a new bunch of toys!