Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

I think Halloween is proof that we live in an AWESOME country. Where else in the world can you dress up in costume and travel from house to house to get free candy? I know many Christians oppose Halloween, but I actually really enjoy it. (Don't misunderstand. I am not into the "dark side" of Halloween). In our small town it gives us an opportunity to mingle with all the neighbors. I'm not sure how many people we "ran into" trick or treating last night. The other family we were with probably got tired of us straggling at houses so we could chat it up. I know my children were getting somewhat frustrated. I felt as if they were saying at the end of the night "Focus, parents, focus! Don't forget what this night is all about. Free Candy!"

So here is who we traveled with last night... a ninja, a cowboy/ninja master/Darth Vader (he couldn't decide what he wanted to be), a cowgirl, and Jane Jetson. It was a bittersweet night. This was the last year for Sara to go trick or treating. It's our rule that 4th grade is the final "free candy" grade. (One of my pet peeves is when children who can get a job are trying to get free candy.) Don't worry about her...all our candy goes into one big pot and you can be assured that she will share in the consumption next year.

1 comment:

Garden Girl said...

I had similar thoughts last night - just the generosity of people to open their doors and give away candy - it really is astounding when you think about it. One thing I found fascinating was all the "recent" Americans - mostly Indians in our neighborhood - where having a great time on a very culturally different night from their native land. Embracing the culture I'll call it!