2012: We’re still holding true to this perspective on Halloween. Not our favorite of holidays, we try to find a way to make it stand true to our values while not completely missing out on festivities. This year we’ve visited a local pumpkin patch, carved a pumpkin, and read many stories. This morning we’ll dress in our (mama-made) costumes and meet friends for story hour at the library. Then perhaps some pumpkin-themed baking this afternoon.
What are your plans this Halloween?
I have to be honest, I haven’t been excited about Halloween in a long long time. Now that I have a little one of my own and have the opportunity to make this festive time about more than just candy, I’m rather delighted!
I love the idea of a Jack-O-Lantern offering light and warmth as the days grow shorter and cooler. Last weekend, we traveled to a local farm and picked our own pumpkin. Then we brought it home to make our Jack-O-Lantern. O was thrilled when we dimmed the lights and showed it to him all lit up!
I also like the idea of children dressing up as characters that send a message of goodness and security to the child (and therefore encourage positive pretending and dress up in future play).
What, I ask you, could be more noble (or adorable) than a bumble…
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