I may be the only person on the planet who really dislikes Halloween. I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s because I had a deprived childhood – didn’t go trick-or-treating as a kid – or maybe because there are just too many weird people out there these days that it seems wrong to send your children to strange people’s houses and ask for something (when the other 364 days we teach them not to speak to strangers).
Don’t get me wrong. I love to see the little ones dressed up as bunnies and fairy princesses and superheroes. But I refuse to give candy to those who are old enough to shave and who show up at the door without even an attempt at a costume and carrying a pillowslip.
I’m just really glad I no longer have to take my kiddies out in the cold and dark (and usually rain), stay up after they go to bed and examine the treats, and deal with sugar highs for the next week. Nope, don’t miss it at all.
Do you like Halloween? What’s the best part?