Halloween Memories Back to Blog
Thanks to the uber fabulous Cynthia for inviting me to blog during this wickedly fun time of year! I love Halloween. Something about the cooler weather after such harsh temperatures and 100% humidity for several months.
I can still vividly recall walking down my street along with dozens of other kids as we went from house to house trick-or-treating. There were parents holding flashlights and making sure no one ran off, but not once did I think anything bad could – or would – happen. It was a night full of fun and scares, a night when things that go bump in the night are supposed to be out.
And every year my mother dressed me up in the same thing – a gypsy costume used with whatever we had around the house. I loved it at first, but by the third year I was so tired of it I refused to go out unless we could do something different. She gave in, but she wasn’t happy.
To her, costumes were meant to be something to put together from what was on hand, not store bought.
Fast forward to today…
Boy, how things have changed. I don’t like my kids going trick-or-treating to houses and people I don’t know. I’ve read the newspaper and seen the reports on TV. I know the freaks out there.
As much as I want my kids to have fun, I want them to be safe.
But I think it would be really neat if my kiddos could know what it was like for me during Halloween. Walking along the semi-darkened streets with my friends all dressed up, seeing if our neighbors could tell who was who beneath the costumes, and most of all seeing how much candy we could get.
What is your favorite Halloween memory?
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