Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

It’s official. I am the worlds worst mom because we did not carve pumpkins this year. Between the fact that Nikkos gags whenever he touches pumpkin guts, the fact that we won’t even be home to light the pumpkins up and the fact that the kids are still too young to really carve pumpkins by themselves we just decided it wasn’t worth it. But of course now I am sad that we didn’t carve pumpkins because I haven’t missed a year of carving pumpkins…ever.

This whole Halloween is a strange one. The recent abductions, election and economy have made it a BLAH kind of month. Hopefully after the election people don’t lose the Christmas spirit. I rely on the Christmas spirit. I think a lot of people do.

We did some Halloween crafts, decorated treat bags and went to a couple of pumpkin patches and fall festivals so the kids didnt COMPLETELY miss out. Hopefully people don’t keep their lights off for trick or treating this year. Last year it felt like half the neighborhood hid inside and didn’t want any part of Halloween. I have a feeling trick or treating is becoming a thing of the past. I have admittedly never really been a fan of the holiday. The whole going up to strangers houses and asking for candy is strange to me. But, my kids love it and my husband loves it so I am forced to want its existence to remain.

Plus, who can’t resist an adorable little Spiderman and Rapunzel? Not this mama.

Hopefully my bah humbug feeling is gone before Christmas. All I want this year is to have a quiet holiday season with my family. I don’t want presents. I want to create memories and traditions. I don’t want to get sucked into the commercialism of it all. All I want for Christmas is for the quality of life to be able to take a road trip to Texas whenever I want. To spend time with the people I love most. All I want for Christmas is to be able to see my husband for longer than 10 minutes in the morning before he has to hurry off to work.

Tonight will be about seeing my kids smiling. Thanksgiving will be a quiet night at home with my kids and my husband. Christmas will be all about playing board games in our matching pajamas all day.

I’m going to go sing some Christmas carols and eat some Halloween candy and then get Spiderman and Rapunzel ready for their debut.

Later days blog world.

3 Responses to “Happy Halloween!”

  1. Grandma October 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Please post pictures of Spiderman and Rapunzel. I enjoyed this post very much. Would love to have you visit? Any chance?

  2. MyBeautifulOops October 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    I so so so wish we could. Trying to pinch every penny so we can do what Dave Ramsey told us to do so Tom can quit his job within the next year. Then hopefully we won’t have the issue of his work schedule anymore and we can treasure hunt our way down to Texas next summer.

    • Grandma November 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

      That sounds like a plan!

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