Do you know, when someone asks me what my favorite Holiday is, I always say Halloween.
I know the majority of people choose Christmas - or even Thanksgiving (Blah)... but Halloween & Easter are my top two picks. Which sounds kinda opposite of holidays.... & that says a lot about me. Give me a day to celebrate Jesus resurrections & a day where I can dress like Belle & get no judgement & I'm a happy girl.
I can remember growing up waiting so anxiously to get home from school to go trick or treating. None of this Trunk or Treat stuff back in the 70's. You worked hard for your candy by trekking up & down the street, even go a few blocks & if you're really dedicated, you went home, unloaded your pillow case of candy (also no fluffy candy buckets or bags for us old schoolers) & you'd go out again & venture into the world of FREE CANDY. All this while suffering the hard edges of plastic that smothered your face & made you sweat like you were in a sauna....
|This pic is on Pinterest - dont know where it came from - but man, I remember these masks! Especially the Lone Ranger cowboy, the Princess & Woody the Woodpecker. WOW - memories!
We were some tough kids back then is all I gotta say.
My parents usually went the way of home made costumes, which I always loved. I mean, who ever gets tired of being a HOBO for Halloween. Just pull out dad's old over alls & draw on some dirt on your face & BAM! - costume ready.
Growing up, I never outgrew the love of Halloween & always loved giving out candy just as much as receiving it. I mean, you have a bowl of candy in your hands that you can snack on waiting for the next kid to come up - what's not to love?
I would do it UP!!!!! I had strobe lights going on our home... I would dress like a creepy witch... I would perfect my cackle (I have a great cackle) & I would walk hunched over with my broom up & down my drive way. If you've never met me, I can tell you I am fully, 10000% dedicated to a role.... & Halloween night, I was dedicated.
I always loved when moms wanted to take pictures of me with their kids documenting their own Halloween... & always feel a little bad when a child was too scared to come up to me because I was a little too dedicated. & I guess I would break my role for a few minutes to tell them its all OK - I wouldnt eat them, I promise. (Maybe just break my role a little bit?)
|A toned down witch... without my make up
This was when we moved & I went with my nieces to trick or treat
|Look at how little the twins are!!!!
Then we made the move away from the city....
& Halloween came & I loaded up on candy & wondered how it would work on these country roads where there's no side walks & houses are scattered & fields are dotted along the road...
& I found out, Halloween doesnt exist where I live.
No trick or treaters.
No kids dressed in the lastest Marvel or Disney costume.
No decorations or strobe lights or witches mask needed to be pulled out.
Let me tell you - it was an adjustment. I think I may have cried that first Halloween.
We've been in our home now for 15 years & its still a rough pill to swallow....
But it just gives me a good reason to put on my Belle dress, because if I'm going to dress up for Halloween, I might as well dress up in something that makes me happy & turn on my own Halloween & enjoy my own bag of Reese's cups
.... & maybe break out my good ole cackle to Ricky if he tries to steal one.
Happy Halloween everyone...
Do you get trick or treaters?
Do you like to dress up?
What's your favorite Halloween candy?