To say 2020 hasn’t been the year I hoped it would be is an understatement. Halloween was no exception. With the novel coronavirus making a comeback some are calling a second wave in New Jersey, it wasn’t the same. My older kids did not want to go trick-or-treating with all the CDC warnings. In fact my daughter didn’t even want to get a costume this year. My little boys’ mother didn’t want to risk them trick-or-treating in the traditional way either. Even though I wanted them to I wasn’t going to steamroll her on her concerns.

But at least my daughter got together with a few friends for a Halloween party even though there were no costumes to show you. My 15 year old however bought some UV face paint and a UV flashlight for a small gathering he attended.

Here’s a pic without the flashlight...

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Then with...

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My littlest, Cooper, went as an MLB player. I like to think of him in this pic as Jimmy Dugan from A League Of Their Own screaming about no crying in baseball.

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This is a very happy 5 year old. Atticus was Woody from Toy Story.

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Atticus attended a Halloween party at his school and Cooper made a special trip with his mom to the school where she teaches to do some safer, more controlled trick-or-treating there. Our friend Dave tried to turn him into a Phillies fan.

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There were minimal decorations on my house; some pumpkins, tombstone, skull, police tape. That small table with the candy spread out is how everyone in my neighborhood was trying to give away candy safely.

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Cooper the next day diving into some of his stuff.

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Atticus proudly showing off his haul.

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Hopefully next year will be a normal Halloween. We could all use a little normal.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski. Any opinions expressed are Jeff Deminski's own.