Sure, last year I took issue with “Orange & Black Day“, and I find it a bit ridiculous that it’s become an issue once again this year.
I love the pumpkins, the costumes, the decorations and the joy that comes from Hallowe’en.
And yes, I am the mom who makes every kid that comes to my door perform a “trick” for their “treat”.
I figure, if I’m forking out that much money on mini candy bars and sticker treat boxes, I deserve to be entertained, or at least have a good laugh. So everyone who rings my bell has to have a joke, a song or a skit ready.
Some of the kids love it and pull out all the stops. Others…well, that’s an article for another day.
There used to be a sporadic spattering throughout our ‘hood, but now it seems that every lawn is sprawled out with R.I.P. blazoned across their greenery.
What’s up with that?
Is there a mommy memo I missed? Is this the cool thing for the ghouls this year? To be honest, I’m starting to find it kind of disturbing.
I know, I know, it’s All Hallow’s Eve, but still! can’t we just keep it cute and cuddly instead of crawly and creepy? I like the mysterious and spooky, but when I’m doing the school run and continually passing hands coming out of fake grave markers, it’s a bit unnerving.
Maybe I’ve just been reading too much of Maggie Stiefvater’s the Raven Boys series. Maybe I should revert to soft, cuddly, benign Edward Cullen instead…