Never All Grown Up
Life is short. Way too short to take yourself so seriously. If I have learned anything in my forty years on this planet, it is that you need to enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. We all have responsibilities and problems, but we can not allow them to eat away at our enjoyment of life. To that end, I chose to express my silly side during Halloween.
My modest decor only hints at my love of this holiday. My children's costumes give a much bigger clue. Of course, I always dress up; however, usually my focus is on the kids. With my older two living away from home I focus my energies on my one remaining child. My soon to be 12yo son gets the brunt of his parents love of the holiday.
Every year I say we should do something easy. I lie to myself often, it seems. I swear I will not be sewing a costume, or that we will not do something that takes hours of makeup. One day I will learn to not make such proclamations and just go with it. In the end we enjoy this time of year.
I leave you with some examples of our love of Halloween