I realize now that the above is all my fault. I didn’t specify a costume. I didn’t specify that a plastic Jack-O-Lantern was the proper candy receptacle. I didn’t specify that I actually wanted me daughter to have FUN.
I assume that all of the other Trick Or Treaters were pointing and laughing at my unprepared little angel. I can easily imagine the whispered comments from the other parents making the rounds that night. Any trauma my little girl suffered during Trick Or Treat 2019 falls squarely on my shoulders.
I accept that guilt and vow to never let it happen again. No more business trips during Trick Or Treat season! You here me company? No more!