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.

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David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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4 Responses to Halloween

  1. I agree. I think you have a good perspective. Halloween can be a great celebration if we make it that way.

  2. David says:

    Thanks Frank. I’m enjoying the discussion you started over at your blog on the subject.

  3. Jeremy says:

    The funny thing is that for me Christmas is the holiday I tolerate and Halloween is one that I look forward to.

  4. David says:

    I’m the exact opposite, but I can see how someone could be suffering from holiday fatigue by the time that Christmas rolls around.

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