Monday, October 31, 2011

really bad ideas

Today is Halloween, and I have to tell you, I've never much liked this holiday. Even as a kid (I'm an introvert) I would dread it, and as a mother I absolutely loathed it. Who thought this one up? I imagine the conversation being something like this:

"Hey, I have an idea. How about if we send our kids out at night in costumes that obscure their vision and have them visit strangers houses asking for candy?'

"Sweet idea! How about if we do it every year on the day of the dead?"

"Even better!"

But since I'm practicing radical acceptance and working to not be the biggest drag in the world, I'll tell you what I do like about Halloween.

  • Seeing the tiny little kids in their costumes (accompanied by parents!)
  • Getting to love on the neighborhood kids
  • Eating lots of chocolate with impunity
  • The memory of the Halloween a couple of years ago when my husband hid himself in a big pile of leaves and jumped out to scare all the teenagers. Best. Prank. Ever!
Tomorrow I'll post some pictures of my favorite little Elmo's and Hockey Players and other such cuties. 


  1. Hee hee!

    I'm with you. I don't normally like this holiday either. But this year, I've actually enjoyed it, and I enjoyed all the same things you did. I loved the kiddos in their cute costumes, loved seeing their parents hang out at the street and wave to us, and loved (still loving!) dipping my hand into the candy bowl to grab a little sweet. :)

  2. i dont like that my new schedule doesnt allow me the pleasure of handing out some of that candy to the kids, scaring them from the leaves and the pilfering of the candy bucket!

  3. christianne: i loved your story on lilies. so cool to think of you opening your windows to the sound of the kids.

    dave: yeah, that sucks. halloween is way funner when you're around. :(

  4. nate was saying some of these things last night...but i think he managed to have fun too.

    it is pure craziness, but any excuse for Reese's peanut butter cups is solid in my book.