Tonight is always a hard time.
Trick or treating is so much fun but not that easy on my four year old. We went out tonight with him dressed as a little blue monster. He was so happy with his bucket. He ran to the door and signed trick or treat and people were very confused. His older brother kept saying the words for him and then saying that his brother is deaf.
Half way through the night I wanted to take out my eyeliner and write "I'm deaf" on his forehead. He was good though. He signed to everyone perfectly, always said thank you, and even said thank you for candy to many people. A few people gave him more candy when they finally got it. He loved that part.
I love my little guy. I love that so many people took the time to find out why he wouldn't say trick or treat. There are still good people in the world.
So please be understanding if little ones don't say the words right away or don't act like what you think they should. It might be more than you think.