Mothers and Hallowe’en

Posted by Mattie on Nov 8, 2010 in Motherhood |

I know, I know. Halloween was weeks ago. But I have been busy.

When I was a kid we use to plan out costumes, one maybe two days in advance. No monthly prep and no parent was ever involved. Other than making sure the costume wasn’t promiscuous. But that didn’t ‘t happen either. Once you hit the teen years. Its over, now you give out candy. Life is a circle of events, sometimes you get, and sometimes you give.

The only times I really got involved was when they were too young to do anything for themselves. Now we have a budget and they are do and decide as much as they can for themselves. Life is what you make it. The sooner they figure it out, the better for all of us.

I don’t consider Halloween a holiday, more like a North American yearly custom of breaking out of your inhibitions! Just joking. It is fun to dress up. And some people really go all out. I admire that. I like exotic face painting. But a cat or a bunny is all I can really do effectively.

My best Halloween was when I was a gypsy. I wore my mother’s patterned silky dresses and my sister was Kojak. (Google if you are younger than 40!) Now that was fun. My parents never came out with us. It was our time to enjoy. Imagine that?

Times have changed, we would never let our kids out alone. So now, we all go out, spread out, give the kids a lot of space and drink our beers when they aren’t looking!

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