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Thursday, October 28, 2010

You are never too old to enjoy Halloween!

Halloween is probably one of the most fun holidays of the year. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I get a kick out of playing around in the costume shops picking out things, not just for my daughter, but for me as well!

As a kid, it was the one night a year that your parents let you eat candy until you felt you would be sick. To get the candy, you got to dress up as whatever crazy character you wanted. Double the fun right?

Beyond the candy and the crazy costumes, the weeks surrounding Halloween were always full of fun things to do. There were pumpkin patches, Haunted houses (I used to perform in them), and various parties. There was always a great vibe surrounding this holiday.

As I got older, the holiday didn’t lose its charm. Growing up, we lose that playful spirit and it is no longer the norm to play dress-up and use our imaginations. That’s part of what makes Halloween night all that much more special.

No other holiday lets you step out of your own life like Halloween does. It’s the one night of the year where it is ok… and even expected of you, to be something you aren’t. There is a certain magic in Halloween. It allows you to be silly, serious, or even scary. The point is, it makes you shed your boring skin and be something fun.

Our costumes may have changed. We might don a full-sized chicken suit or something skimpy like that sexy princess Leia outfit(mental note...next year!), but the bottom line is still the same. Halloween lets us reconnect with our youth.


So, what are you going to be this year?

Here is my costume.

1 comment:

Willsin Rowe said...

It's not such a big deal here in Australia. It gets mentioned a lot (mainly in advertising..."Halloween Sale...Prices So Low They'll SCARE You!" and that sort of rubbish). There are actually strong opposing forces here. There are many who are starting to embrace it in a very similar manner to you guys. As is Australia's way, there are many who oppose the "Americanisation" of Aussie kids. I'll follow it with interest.
And we need pix of YOU in your costume, milady!