|Last year I made witches brew|
with witches fingers!
Halloween is usually one of my favorite holidays. We have spent countless years throwing killer parties and dressing up. It was fun coming up with cool costumes and exploring through all the scary decorations. My favorite part was all the crazy, creepy, gross recipes I would make every single year.
Well this year - I am not in the mood. I didn't even put out a single decoration. I waited until the last minute to get my kids costumes and the only reason I have a costume is because my husband kind of insisted. My husband on the other hand, well he went all out.
The decorations - well that is just a shame. You see we have boxes upon boxes of decorations because of all the parties we have thrown. These aren't just small decorations either. They are floating heads in balls and zombies that tear off their heads and dead zombie pirates in cages. There are also a few traditional ones like cobwebs and little ceramic pumpkins. But we have never been known to do anything simple. When we do something... we go all out! This year, we didn't even make it to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins which means we also didn't get a chance to carve the pumpkins either. So much for decorations!
|Today I am married to|
The kids costumes still turned out cute. However, we went late. Nice for the wallets, not so nice if you are picky about what you wanted to be. Luckily, my kids are still young enough that they don't care. And this is still easier than trying to come up with my own costume idea. Some of those end up costing just as much. And the make-up I have to do this year, is minimal. (With the exception of my husband!) Like I said, he goes all out. Last night he spent the better part of an hour shaving his legs and his armpits. He also shaved off his goatee that he has been sporting for just about 3 years. I have never seen a female so unattractive! But I give him props, because there probably isn't too many men secure enough to actually go as Sookie Stackhouse from the True Blood series. I hope he wins first place at work today. If anything - he deserves the win purely for going all out. Not to mention - it is funny!
Overall, today just seems like any other day, just busier than usual. Without all the Halloween decorations up - I just don't seem to be in the mood. I took my son to Storytime and they were all dressed up and they read Halloween themed books and even did trick or treating. I plan on leaving shortly after I get my girls from school to do something Halloween like at the mall. But mostly, I am really just hiding from the Trick or Treaters. Why?
Because I am the witch without the candy.
That is right, not only am I all bah-humbug about the holiday, but I am being selfish. I am all about the take and not about the give today... well at least when it comes to the candy. Let me explain myself? My kids are young yet and my husband and I take them out trick or treating. We don't designate one person or the other to stay home and hand out candy. We go out trick or treating as a family. I want to see my kids experience it and so does he... although I bet he actually enjoys showing off his costume! Therefore, because we take our kids out trick or treating and we aren't home, we don't invest in the candy.
When we come back, we will use some of the candy from our kids trick or treating to hand out to other kids that straggle behind. But mostly, we have candy for months and months after the holiday. I just can't see spending money on more candy that could eventually end up in the garbage.
So obviously I am not in the Holiday spirit this year. I wonder what that means for Christmas. Since we aren't even gonna be home, I am already thinking it isn't worth it to put up all the decorations. Oh well, I guess I will start thinking about that tomorrow - after Halloween!