Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scrooge-like for Halloween

I am so not a fan of Halloween. I think trick-or-treating is weird. I'm not all that into candy.  I don't see the need to pay someone to scare me. I don't like dressing up, and I don't like trying to help the girls come up with costumes. Even as a kid, it was never a favorite holiday.

Of course, my first-born had to be born on this day. She loves it, and Riley loves it. When it comes to Halloween, they're normal, despite me.

For years, I've swallowed my discomfort, I've put on a happy face (though not a costume), and have taken the girls trick-or-treating. I'm so ready to retire.

I was hoping that with both girls out of elementary school, they would also be done with trick-or-treating. Nope, both still want to go.

I know, this is supposed to be one of those cherished memories. I prefer remembering the trips to Disneyland, the family dinners, the laughter. I mean, not every moment of childhood can be cherished! If everything's worth remembering, then nothing's special.

The girls want to plan their costumes and what we'll do. I just want it to be November already.

What does one call a Scrooge for Halloween? Whatever it is, that's me.


jenn said...

I'm not a fan of Halloween either. I hate the fact that I have to spend way too much money on a costume Shiloh will wear once. I hate trick or treating and I hate Shiloh having candy that lasts forever. (So far, every year I have let her have a couple pieces each day and I've dumped the rest after a week or two. She's getting older so I may not get away with that much longer.)

Yes, I'll be happy when November gets here. Thanksgiving and Christmas are more fun to me than Halloween.

Florinda said...

I've never been a big Halloween fan either, but lucky for me, my kid wasn't either, so I really didn't have to get very involved with it. My stepkids feel differently about it, so I usually just hope it falls on a day when they're with their mom :-).

Jayme said...

I thought I was the only one! Glad to know I have scrooge-halloween company!