I'll admit it, I love Halloween. It's one of my favorite holidays! What's not to love?
Dress-up? Check. Chocolate? Check. Parties? Check. Excited kids? Check.
This year, we had a knight, hot dog, Mario, and Wonder Woman, all posing with my Papaw.
So I was surprised to see a Facebook thread yesterday, with women pouring out of the woodwork about their disdain for the holiday. Really? It never occurred to me that it would be so unloved.
Now, I understand that many people simply don't celebrate Halloween...and that's not at all what I'm talking about here. Not something I care to get into.
The complaints were about costumes (expense and preparation,) time constraints, junk food.
Okay, I get that. BUT don't the pros far outweigh those cons?
Costumes? We buy at after-Halloween sales, and always have fully stocked Dress-Up Tubs. Sometimes they get costume items for Christmas. Makes their day.
I'm not one to drop $60 on the cutest-ever-last-minute-pick Halloween costume at the flashiest store, so my kid can get candy. No, we give it thought and get creative, but never spend more than a few bucks on each costume.
We also pick up costumes at yard sales throughout the summer. All of our Star Wars costumes have come from the beloved summer sales, and none have set us back more than $3.
Then there are crafts! And who doesn't love crafts?? C'mon, black cats and spiders, gross-looking foods, hanging webs....that stuff is just FUN, y'all.