Why did it have to be so hot on Halloween night this year? It was actually cool and crisp throughout most of November. Then, in the Last weekof November, the two of us ended up getting a miniature heatwave. As I was getting our youngsters ready to go out trick-or-treating, I checked the temperature and I was astounded! It was 69° outside! It's not even that hot on Summer afternoons around here, occasionally! Worst of all, I had chosen a costume a couple weeks prior without thinking about the opening that it was going to be hot outside. It was a big, old, furry gorilla suit! My youngsters thought it was hilarious, but I dreaded going outside and leaving our air-conditioned home far more than the way I looked. Still, I'm a firm believer that Halloween can be 1 of the most fun and exciting holidays in the year for youngsters, so I resolved to take our youngsters out trick-or-treating, despite how swelteringly hot and covered in sweat I would end up being traipsing around the neighborhood with them. It's not enjoy I was going to let them go all by themselves at this age! Sure enough, there wasn't even a slight breeze outside and it was hot and muggy, quite often, when the two of us got to a door and rang the doorbell, I felt a rush of cool air hit our gorilla mask as the door opened, and I honestly wished that I could be inside in the air conditioning handing out candy enjoy these other people! However, our youngsters showed no sign of flagging energy, and their candy sacks were not even quite halfway full, so it was still going to be a long night!