I truly don’t love Halloween… I never have. As a kid (well besides a few years that I was a princess and MANY years being Peter Pan) I kind of dreaded this holiday. Dressing up as someone/something else just wasn’t my thing. I’d like to say that I’m a girl who likes to put on crazy make-up and wear a truly convincing and out-there costume… I’m not. I have always been a very fair weather Halloweener, I like to get all pretty and put on a dress and call it a night- I can totally relate to Rachel from Friends when she shows up to Chandler and Monica’s Halloween party:
I’m so glad my daughter isn’t like me! She hatched a Halloween costume weeks ago and couldn’t wait to pull off her look! Not only did Ava want to be a cat, she wanted to be a Black Ballerina Cat with a Collar AND a Bell, with a Nose AND Whiskers whose name was Sally! Ha Ha!
I am truly surprised at how much fun our usually shy girl had. Though the night started out a little slow, once she got the hang of trick-or-treating and got a few candies and whoopie pies down the hatch she was shrieking with the best of us each time the doorbell rang with trick-or-treaters!
What a fun Day! Pumpkin carving, whoopie pies making, pumpkin seed cooking, dressing up, candy eating, harassing trick-or-treaters trying to get votes for our pumpkins, laughing with people we love… I think that experiencing this crazy holiday with my girls might just change my mind about Halloween! Who knows, I might even try out a crazy costume in the years to come 😉