I have little kids.
I have little kids who talk about what they want to be for Halloween almost daily. In January… And April… And even November!
I am over Halloween.
I am over paying $25+ for a Halloween costume they will wear for an hour or two to tramp around the neighborhood begging for candy from the neighbors.
Before I had children I thought I would have so much fun creating Pinterest worthy costumes for my kids each year. It would be the thrifty and creative thing to do, right? Nope. That is even MORE expensive. FORGET IT! I just go to Target and buy one of the costumes that 15 other kids in the neighborhood will be wearing. No creativity, and not thrifty. But easy!
Then I go buy mountains of candy to pass out to the neighborhood kids. But then my kids return with just about as much candy, which we proceed to eat for the next year. (Yes, I have candy from last year. Don’t be surprised if I give it to your kid THIS year 🙂
Then I have to sit outside all night disappointing kids with mini candy, when they really want more of the full size candy bars that the neighbors are giving out. I sit outside so that I don’t have to have the doorbell ring 100,000 times, and it makes the risk of a one year old, dressed up as a princess, falling down my brick front steps less of a possibility.
Let’s just move past Halloween and get on with Thanksgiving and Christmas! At least those holidays have some uplifting feelings that go along with them.