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Halloween for Amy & Sydney

by Brandi Payne about a year ago in halloween
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Candy for the rest of the year.

it was the night before Halloween when everyone in town was hustling and bustling trying to get all their decorations up and costumes bought. Amy had a young daughter of about six who seemed to love the holiday going trick or treating and getting to dress up.

Her daughter, Sydney, was a pretty little thing and was a healthy young girl. She ate all her vegetables ate mealtimes, but still had a knack for some chocolate when her mother could afford it. Halloween was a tradition for their family since Sydney was very young. Her mother would dress her up as young as nine months old and would take her out trick or treating.

Usually, Sydney was a clown or a ghost, but she preferred to be a dolly or a superhero like wonder woman. She loved the whole dressing up thing and it became fun for her and her mother to share the experience together.

Amy could remember far back when her family took her trick or treating. Back then it was safe to do and now it has become villainous because of candy being spiked with razor blades and toxins that are poisonous to the human body. She takes great care in checking her child’s candy and bag to make sure there is nothing that will hurt her child.

Once Amy had her daughter’s costume ready, it was time to settle in for the night in preparation for the next night’s festivities. Sydney was so excited that she could not sleep unless her mother laid in the bed with her. Amy would snuggle with her and tell her a bedtime story that was sure to calm Sydney and that would allow her to fall asleep.

The next morning, Sydney was raring to go trick or treating and was so full of energy that Amy was not allowed to wake up properly and finish her coffee. Amy had to work, and she sent Sydney off to kindergarten wearing her costume because they were having a party that day to celebrate the holiday.

It was a long day at work for Amy, but she knew that when she got home it would be time to take her daughter trick or treating to get her bag full of candy. She reached the school in time to pick up her daughter who still had her costume intact and ready for the evening.

She got her daughter in the car ad headed downtown to begin their trick or treating at the local businesses first before heading to the higher income neighborhoods where the candy is prominent. Sydney was so excited and greeted everyone she encountered.

Amy was happy to see that her daughter was enjoying herself. She tried to hurry her mother along to each house for fear that she might not get any candy from them. There were children in costumes everywhere and Sydney took notice to each different costume she saw.

Sydney could feel her bag getting heavier and heavier until her mother had to carry it for her while she went up to each house ringing the doorbell and yelling out, “Trick or Treat!” Everyone loved her costume of wonder woman and some of the older people roleplayed with her and she showed her powers. Amy enjoyed the night herself.

Once it was getting later in the evening, Amy decided it was time to take her daughter home and begin the daunting process of going through her candy bag. They sat together on the living room floor while Amy dumped out all the candy from Sydney’s bag.

She gave some of the checked candy to Sydney and then after checking the rest of it, she put it up for later. Sydney had such a good time that it wore her out and she quickly fell asleep on the couch with a few pieces of candy in her lap. That was the story of Amy and Sydney’s Halloween.


About the author

Brandi Payne

I'm a forty-eight-year-old woman who became a published author back in 2016. I write fiction and nonfiction in many different genre. I love to write and tell stories to the world and hope that everyone enjoys them.

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