Halloween is just around the corner. My ten year old son, Jacob, has informed me that he will not be participating in this years Halloween activities. This includes trick-or-treating. While I’m glad he came to this decision on his own (saves me from telling him this was his last year to go trick-or-treating), it makes me a little sad at the same time. I didn’t get to participate in Halloween activities growing up. Instead we were always the family that had eggs thrown at their house or finding toilet paper all over the yard or both.
When I had kids of my own, they became my excuse to do Halloween-ish things. Jacob has agreed to continue carving out pumpkins though, so I guess that’s something. Still, I’ll miss seeing him in costume. Speaking of costumes, check this out! If I could have or build one of these, I wouldn’t need to use the kids as an excuse.
We live far enough out of town (and off a fairly busy highway) that we don’t get trick-or-treaters anywhere near our home. The upside to this is I don’t have to decorate, or buy candy, or worry about kids getting too greedy with the candy I give out. The downside is I don’t get to decorate, buy yummy candy in hopes there are some left over, see all the costumes the kids are wearing this year, or scare the crap out of the older kids.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for any kind of Fall activities going on around here, otherwise Halloween is going to be like any other day for this family. I wonder if I can talk the family into going through a haunted house… oooo, I’ve never been through one. I’d love to do that.
What are your plans this year? Who is wearing what? Are you going out or staying in? Is there a Fall festival going on in your town? Hayrides anyone? Do you plan to visit a haunted house?