Happy Halloween y’all!
We are in the midst of my favorite time of year and at the start of the awesomest string of holidays EVER. I love Halloween, and I love Christmas – but in completely different ways. Christmas makes me feel sweeter and gooey-er than a giant marshmallow in a bonfire ~ I love the lights, the glitter, the smell of the live tree in our living room, the food, the festive gatherings with friends and family, the music, the chilly air…all of it. I LOVE Christmas.
Halloween excites me, though. I love the costumery, the unleashing of your inner crazy, the indulgence of the candies and total strangers handing them out just because it’s what you’re supposed to do (for some reason or other), the repetition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on at least one channel…I love dressing up – being sexy or scary or gruesome or silly – whatever strikes your fancy.
We, as a neighborhood, do a pre-trick-or-treating potluck dinner, then my husband takes the little ones around our cul-de-sac followed by both grandparent’s houses (they both live in town), while I have candy/door duty. I enjoy seeing all the kids and their outfit choices, and because I usually overbuy in the candy department I beg them to take generous handfuls (the bug-eyed disbelief is amusing, too). I had a few interesting responses tonight just past the 8:00 mark when I asked them to take as much as they wanted. One young man said “I think I’ve met my quota for the night” – Whaaaaat??? Honey, I’m trying to GIVE you MORE candy and you’ve already met your quota?! Another young lady said, “No thanks, one is enough, I’ve already got a full bag.” Oy, kiddos! TAKE my candy, please!!!
It was a fun weekend, we attended several parties and took the kids to visit people. I got my “quota” of adorable future blackmail pictures of my precious big boy as a peacock, and my 2 month old as a giraffe =) I’m a happy lady. Sad to pack away the Halloween decorations this coming week, but definitely looking forward to busting out my enormous Christmas decor collection!