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I like Halloween again!
You know, back when the kids were little I would dress up with them, get all excited for them and enjoy the day. Well, maybe it's because I got more exhausted as more kids came along and it became more of a chore than a joy, but somewhere along the line I lost my excitement.
Until Halloween Night 2012. Yes. I LOVED IT. What made the difference?
For years we've been going to our church activity, the Trunk-or-Treat. I've never really liked it and have protested in previous years, but went to appease my hubby and children. This year I got a little grumbling from the kids, but was surprised there was not a peep of protestation from my hubby. So we spent the evening doing the traditional trick-or-treating just in our very own neighborhood.
Why do I not like the trunk-or-treat idea? A few reasons.
1) It just seems like instant gratification for the kids. They don't even have to work for the candy they get!
2) Crowds. It's like herding sheep.
3) I would just sit in the back of my van, shivering in the cold, not even recognizing half of the people who walked by because of the crowds and rush, and hoping my family would hurry so we could just go home. Then by the time we got home I'd be in no mood to take them anywhere else so we'd knock on a few token doors just to say we did.
Halloween Night I discovered one more reason why I prefer the door-to-door way so much better. It was pure joy watching the elderly people open the doors with lighted faces to see the kids at their doorsteps. It was delightful to hear the kids yell, "Trick-or-Treat" with a little more fervor (not trickortreat, trickortreat,trickortreat, like trying to say it ten times fast in the parking long). The girls even made up a song to sing at a few doors and Christmas carolled at another. It was even beautiful to actually hear the thank yous as the children received the candy.
Overall, it was a pleasant night just being with my family.
Oh, and Watcher in the Woods was a hit, by the way. A must see if you haven't already. :-)
I hope your week was great and you enjoyed a bit of family time, friend time, and just time to interrupt the week to celebrate something.
Happy Weekend, Everyone!