Tomorrow is halloween and it will be quite interesting for all involved and even those not involved. This little celebration has never interest me before and I think most of that has to do with the fact that in my country, we do not celebrate halloween. It's not one of our holidays.
Since being here in America, I've watched the years passed with little interest on my part, but growing interest from the kids. My son is five and my daughter is three and last year someone gave the boy a second hand costume as spiderman and he has loved it ever since and wants urgently to wear it tomorrow. It's all torn and raggly and I rather he wore the pilot costume that I reviewed sometime ago. It fits him so well, but alas, he can choose the spidey if he wishes.
The girl did not have a costume and so wore a dress given to her that was a few sizes larger and a tiara and became a princess.
They both loved it and they stayed inside and handed out candy to the neighborhood kids who came a-knocking. We had so many people /kids come that we ran out of candy!!
You will not find me making costumes or chasing down a deal to buy one. I'm just not that type of mother and this holiday just does not interest me. However I think it's a great time to meet the neighbors and give out candy. I'm thinking it will do the kids good to learn how exciting it is to give and share. I mean which kid actually wants to share candy right? Just wait until they reach 7 or so and really catch on!!! :)
Today I felt so bad that I bought a pumpkin that lights up, so we'd at least look neighbor-friendly tomorrow :)It is all I can afford. I honestly cannot justify halloween decor when I need that money for groceries and other family needs.
So come tomorrow, we'll be giving away candy and good candy too. There is also the matter of seeing the little ones in their adorable costumes. I can't get enough of the cat in the hat costume!!! I seriously love it!
If I was to wear a costume, I'd love to be an Egyptian goddess. Maybe I will sometime. I can already picture myself dancing :)
As the years roll by, we'll see how this halloween thing grows into our family.....or not.
Happy halloween, candy eating, tricking, treating, etc etc etc
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