Last year I decided to write about my perspective on the major holidays of the year. I got the idea before Halloween but decided to wait rather than start on a negative note. It may be a good thing that I did because my perspective has changed regarding Halloween since last year. A year ago I would have written that it was a waste of a holiday that should be ignored. That was before I had my first Halloween in my current neighborhood (we moved in soon after Halloween two years ago). Now I have decided that Halloween is tolerable because I have a neighbor who has a tradition of making homemade doughnuts on Halloween – that’s worth celebrating.
I don’t mind the cute kids costumes now that my kids are enjoying it more – but I still don’t go for the dark stuff like bloody knives and characters from horror films. I can also pass on the annoying things like walking through ridiculous tangles of fake spider webs.