I live in the southern US, where temperatures only recently stopped flirting with summer (we’ve got highs in the low eighties, but lows in the midfifties, so I’ll take it). I’m glad that we’re kind of, sort of cooling off, since Halloween is coming up and it’s our family’s favorite holiday (and I can’t imagine Halloween without cool temperatures). My son is going as a polar bear, I’m going Rowena Ravenclaw, and my husband plans to be an ice cream cone (complete with papier-mâché parts)… though between us, he’s done nothing to pull this off. Our weekend will be jammed with a zillion family Halloween activities and not much else, and will of course culminate in the most awesome rite of trick-or-treating on Monday.
I love Halloween because I love pretending, I love being a little spooked, and I love imaginative play. It’s been really fun to watch our son go through the years, to find out what totally terrifies him (those Spirit Halloween stores? His nightmare) and what he surprisingly adores (Hocus Pocus is a fave). I like to think we’d be the type of people who would still dress up in costumes and enjoy the holiday without a kid, but who knows?
What are you guys up to this weekend? What are your costumes? Bonus points if you include photos of cute kids dressed as tomatoes, or dogs dressed up as skunks. Happy Halloween!
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