My Cubsfan bought a huge amount of candy, pizzas, sodas, and rented three movies for our Halloween pleasure.
- First: Coraline
- Current: Madagascar III
- Last: Avengers
Trick or treating is an uncommon occurrence around here. When Grits and the older kids were just kids we lived in the country with the closest neighbors a good two miles up the highway one direction and about five the other. With Daddy getting off work after 7 pm it was simply easier to let each kid choose a bag of their favorite candy, choose dinner and watch movies at home. Fun, fun time & no freezing. After we moved to town we did enjoy trick or treating: walking in the crunchy leaves under a moonlit sky…beautiful. But over the years people began to believe the news on their tv, teens believed it was cool to be crude and it took a walk of blocks to find ten houses to trick or treat. What fun is that? esp when the night is shivering cold?
Then there’s my own wonderings. Should we even think of celebrating? As I grew up…well first church didn’t say anything much about the day, then it became a day that should be avoided like the plague with all it’s bad associations, to “come to our trunk-or-treat.” I know that a day doesn’t mean anything unless you believe it does so it’s “ok”. Should we be claiming another religion’s holiday?
What I would love to do is some nice summer evening have an old fashioned costume party. No horror costumes, no expectations of tons of candy or rude pranks, just some old fashioned fun. The kids love the idea and with the changes we are making around here I think I see a party on some warm summer evening.
Hope your evening is as enjoyable as ours!
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