Friday, October 31, 2008


Finally the big day is here! Are you ready?

I've had my candy for a few weeks just waiting to be given out. We're actually getting ready to get a storm this morning and then it should be clear for the rest of the day....I think. The high is supposed to be in the low 70's so should be a nice night for being out and about. Halloween is my favorite holiday, always has been. I love dressing up even now as an adult. I love to see the grin on my children's faces when they walk up to a house and say Trick or Treat and are rewarded with candy. The magical atmosphere of the entire evening is amazing.

My only wish is that school was the way it used to be. When I was little, we were allowed to wear our costumes to school. I went to a very small school where all the grades (K-12) were in the same building. We would wear our costumes and have a day of parties and games and fun. At the end of the day we would all line up and parade around the hallways and the high school kids and teachers would all come out to watch and see our costumes. It's one of the best memories for me.

Unfortunately nowadays children are not allowed to wear their costumes or even have parties for Halloween. The costumes are disruptive in the classroom they say and some view celebrating Halloween as sacrilege or devil worship so we cater to the small few who actually think that and the rest have to do without. I think it's ridiculous. America needs to get back to the way things were and I know that will never happen but it's a nice thought.

After today this blog won't be updated as frequently. Hopefully at least once a month for Great Pumpkin Day. Stay tuned.....


Carrie said...

Happy Halloween (or should I say Great Pumpkin Day)!

starflake said...

Happy Halloween!

Aggy said...

Happy Halloween! I remember the good ole days when we were allowed to wear our costumes to school to. I only dressed up though when I attended elementary school. I think I wore a costume only once when I was in highschool.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to see political correctness (geez, I HATE that phrase!) is ruining yet another tradition. I so glad my own children had the chance to fully enjoy the holiday before that nonsense took over.

Happy Halloween! Looking forward to celebrating it in 2009.

Ali @ Holiday Hollow