With the rough time Thomas has been having lately, it went right down to the last minute for us to make a decision whether or not we were going to go trick-or-treating. Thomas’ costume ended up being pretty lowkey – a Charlie Brown ghost with too many holes – and Erik decided to go as the NBA lockout. We went to Brookline and hit up Beale street (to give you a sense of how popular this street is we got there about 6:45 and one house was putting up a sign that said “Ran out of candy, 700 served” and I don’t think they were exaggerating.) Reaction to Thomas’ costume was mixed – the people who got it really loved it (one woman stopped her vehicle and had her kids get out to take a picture of him), but a lot of people didn’t get it which makes me sad that “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” just isn’t as prevalent a touchstone as it used to be.
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