So today is "Halloween" in our town (maybe this year it should be called Hurriween? Hallocane?). My wife made a very cute tractor costume, J was wearing it with overalls and a plaid shirt, we walked halfway down the block, and then he said, "Pick me up!"
Yeah, Halloween is so not for a two year old. The only purpose of mixing Halloween and a toddler (or infant) is for the parents to take pictures (see below).
I'm sure when J is four or five, he's going to love it. But until that happens, he really doesn't care. Two year olds don't need candy (really, for the love of all things good and holy, they don't need ANY candy!!!), and costumes really don't mean anything to them. Frankly, I think J considers himself a farmer 25% of the time anyway.
But for us, it's just fun. Call it nostalgia, call it living vicariously through our offspring, call it just wanting to eat our body weight in candy. Whatever it is, we like Halloween. And someday, in a few years, J will like it too.