Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I have to admit, Halloween has never been a favorite holiday of mine.  I have a lot of bad childhood memories of the day (not worth rehashing; suffice it to say, one example is that my mom rarely let me wear the costumes I wanted and usually went a cheap route which resulted in my feeling uncomfortable and/or being teased by other children), and we got candy regularly from my grandmother during our childhood, so that part of the day didn't make it special for us. 

As an adult, I've rarely dressed up because I lack creativity.  I don't particularly like horror movies.  I don't enjoy decorating for any holiday, and Halloween is no exception.

MM, on the other hand, loves Halloween.  It's his favorite holiday.  So I've tried to make a bit more of an effort to get into the spirit of the holiday since we've been together.  I've dressed up two of the past four Halloweens (once as a "naughty nurse" and last year when I was pregnant, we went to a costume party dressed as Mary and Joseph).  I've carved pumpkins and bought a ghoul for the front walk.

Time will tell whether AJ & MJ love the holiday as much as their dad.  For this year, they will be dressed in their skeleton costumes to help us hand out candy to the neighborhood children, and their grandma and grandpa will be coming up to see them (and take photos of them in costume, no doubt).

Trick or treat.  Stay safe out there.


  1. I can relate to bad childhood memories of Halloween. I hope your boys have nothing but good memories.

  2. I hate halloween. I hate costumes. I hate it all.

    But it is SO much more fun with kids. We carved pumpkins and made special brownies. Did crafts to decorate the house. We're letting them choose costumes out of our dress-up box, so they went as one thing last week and are going as other things tonight. We had a special Halloween breakfast and now it's time to get off my butt and make jack o lantern sandwiches for lunch!

    Happy Halloween!

  3. I'm with you! I've never cared for Halloween, but now with my son (10 mos), I'm making an effort. But we'll just do the same as you for this year--he's also dressed as a skeleton and will help hand out candy (until he gets bored!). Next year we'll do the pumpkin carving/decorating thing, visit a cider mill, and make more of an event out of it all around. I think he's too young to care much right now. Or at least that's what I tell myself. I hope it's a fun evening for you and the boys!

  4. Halloween used to suck for me as a kid. Usually it was snowing so our costume would either be hidden by the winter coats and boots or be so huge as to fit over the winter gear.

    We bought pumpkins but Mom wouldn't let us carve them because she wanted to make pies of them.


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