The Scary: I can be such a baby. Parker isn't even allowed to mention zombies close to bedtime or I might have nightmares. Seriously, I have the tolerance for scary things of a five year old.
The Suggestive: "Halloween is the one day a year where girls can dress provocatively and get away with it". I am not sure why this is a rule. I'm not loving it.
The Mean: Growing up, I had a black cat. We always made sure we put him inside for Halloween so bad things wouldn't happen to him. Some people like to do bad things to black cats on Halloween, and I couldn't hate this more.
The Candy: Well, that was a given. Who doesn't love eating all that candy? When you're a kid, it's so fun to go through the candy and see what goodness you managed to scoop up this year. As an adult, it's fun to pass out candy to the kids and tell them how neat their little costumes are.
The Kids: How precious is it to see kiddos get so excited about dressing up as their favorite character? You get to be a princess or a soldier or, in my case, Big Bird. Don't worry, my twin sister got to be the Cookie Monster. That's a red letter day for any kid.
The Costumes: Costumes are fun for kids and adults alike, and I love seeing what cute ideas couples come up with or groups of friends decide to band together as. People can get pretty darn creative!
The Pumpkins: I love that everyone carves pumpkins. Seeing pumpkins on doorsteps is the best. It represents cool weather and the Fall spirit that we all get into.
Is anyone else partially like the Halloween Scrooge? I am so excited to pass out candy to kids tonight and oooh and ahhh over their costumes. To me, that's Halloween!