Monday, October 31, 2011

Discount codes and the Halloween Grinch

Confession: I don't love Halloween.
I don't love all the candy. (I actually am not a big candy fan at all, so that works in my favor. If people handed out cupcakes, I'd be in big trouble though.)
I never prepare my kids' costumes in advance. (Mom of the Year.)
I'm okay with the happy, fun, sweet costumes but don't like the gruesome gory ones.
I'm a bit of a Halloween Grinch.
We did carve pumpkins over the weekend, despite me grumbling through it all (under my breath.)
And you know what? I survived. Ha! The kids love it. It's making good memories for them. That's what I always tell myself.

I do a lot of other good "mom things." But Halloween doesn't do much for me other than make me stabby. (get it? stabby. Ha.)

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Guts.


But Beki, why are there only 4 pumpkins instead of 5? Oh yeah... because Beki was busy grumbling supervising and taking photos.



Happy Halloween to you!!
Tell me, do you love it? Hate it? Don't care?

13 comments:

Sally said...

I'm right there with ya sister! Not my favorite either. Couldn't wait until my kids got "too old to care." I DO love the candy - but we don't even pass out any, as our neighborhood is small, and we don't have many trick-or-treaters. I finally just gave up.

I guess the total turn-off for me is what Halloween has become. I don't like all the blood and gore costumes, and they're making them in smaller sizes every year. That's disturbing to me. Is it only me?

Happy "Halloween's almost over!"

~Sally

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love the stabby word!!! I never liked the slimy pumpkin "innards" but my kids still like carving pumpkins and they're all grown up...Happy halloween!!!

Chessa @ Antsi-Pants said...

I'm totally with you on the Halloween thing. There isn't anything that glorifies God in this day...Christmas and Easter is what's important!

The Little Red Shop said...

I love candy…and Tippy Stockton Jewelry!

: )

Julie M.

flower power momma said...

I"m with ya...kind of. I never let our kids be gory or evil characters, and they survived! We focused on dressing up and being what your aren't.

I do like pumpkins and occasionally still carve a few, but never gory faces. A few years ago, I got out the drill and drilled holes of various sizes in lots of pumpkins. Was cool to see them lit up at night.

I enjoy the little kids who come to our door, but I also strongly suggest they at least say " trick or treat" before we give them candy. Or at least the bigger kids anyway. Of course all get encouraged to be polite.

Maybe I"m a grinch?....oh well.

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

Somewhere between don't care and hate it. Everyone wants to make it out to be this magical, make-believe, dress up as your favorite cartoon character kind of thing. I don't like the thought of "begging" for candy. Don't like the evil, scary, black-arts stuff...oh, well. Boo-humbug, ha ha!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Boo-humbug ... Haha!

merlin said...

I've evolved over the years: loving it as a kid, not bothering much with it as a young adult, found it cute when my kids were small, was horrified by the health-hazard-potential(so much sugar) as they grew older, and now, now I see it as a chance to bring some light, literally and figuratively into the autumnal darkness and I am more than okay with that.

Kathleen Grace said...

I don't care for halloween. Love the kids, hate gruesome, scarey stuff. Not impressed with the adult "dress like a hooker" trend. Messy pumpkin carving? Ick. Now Thanksgiving and Christmas...your speaking my language:>)

Peggy said...

I have to say I dont love it . My dog goes crazy half the night and it seems we get so few kids that the night seems to be spent waiting on a few . I know I sound like the grinch of halloween and I am really not. However I wouldnt miss it if they cancelled it.

Chad and Jody said...

I hate Halloween, too.
SO, glad tomorrow is November. Ah... just typing November puts me in a better mood.

Love the squared off jack-o-lantern. Very cool.

Punctuation Mark said...

Happy Halloween my dear!

Jen Rowe said...

We like Halloween, seeing all the kids dressed up. :) And, we only carved pumpkins ONE time, didn't care for it. So we paint them every year!!! It's a lot of fun and has become our tradition. It's neat seeing the kids pumpkins in pictures through the years, as they get older.