Ever since I was a child, I have waited with anticipation for Halloween. I would spend months designing and creating my costumes. And, my brothers and I would spend all evening trick or treating–only to catch our father sneaking candy out of our bags. Another tradition continued in my house by my husband (one of the perks of being the parent).
Last night when I met a new Mom excited for her first Halloween, I knew I had met a kindred spirit. Before going to the hospital to deliver her baby, she made sure to buy a pumpkin costume for baby’s first Halloween. She has been waiting months to see her daughter in the costume, and her excitement was barely contained. Listening to her, I enjoyed a flash back to my son’s first Halloween. He was the most adorable Pooh Bear stuck in a honey pot.
Flash forward to today, my son is no longer a cuddly Pooh Bear. This year he will be Master Chief from Halo. Instead of bobby for apples at our party, we are fighting a Zombie Apocalypse in my yard. Our Halloween party this year will be shooting at the Zombies that I have planted in my yard. Hoo-rah! What are you doing for fun this Halloween?