Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Halloween 1975

In this picture, I'm the same age my son is now. That's me on the left and my sister, the Blue Fairy on the right.

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I like the daily make-believe scenarios my son creates. We spot ghosts and goblins everywhere we look. There are witches all around us. Some disguised, others not. I don't think I've ever skipped dressing up on Halloween. I like that it's kid-centered, and I like that we adults get to pretend too. (And I like chocolate--as I mentioned earlier.)

Other things I like about Halloween: that we used to give away bags of popped corn and candied apples--before the fear of razor blades; It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Bela Lugosi vampire movies, making scary cupcakes, Halloween decorations, hayrides to pumpkin patches, carving Jack O'Lanterns... Every year, from second grade on up, I've carved at least one Jack O'Lantern. As a kid, I did this by myself, but now Danny, Christopher and I get to make Jack O'Lanterns as a family. It's so much fun! This year, we've already decorated some with paint, but we're still planning to do some carving.

So, what do you like about Halloween? Please share.

And we can't forget apple bobbing!


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