I used to love Halloween. I never got into it a much as some others but I’d dress up, trick or treat, go to parties, even hosted a party or two.
When my kids were little I liked coming up with costumes. I bought my fair share from the store but I made a few myself that I was proud of.
Each year the Cub Scouts would make tombstones and they’d be displayed on our lawn, located on a well-traveled road.
As my kids get older my interest is waning. It doesn’t help that we’re lucky to get two kids trick or treating (due to that well-traveled road- despite being across from one the most trick-or-treated parts of town, no one crosses the street!) In fact last year we had zero. We don’t even carve pumpkins anymore. I have a plastic jack-o-lantern with a nightlight inside that I stick in the window. Whee.
Tomorrow I can focus on Thanksgiving- that’s a holiday I can get behind! Somehow it hasn’t become a purely commercialized occasion like Halloween and Christmas have. No costumes, no candy, no gifts. Just family, friends, and food of course.