Monday, October 26, 2009

Boo

Have I told you how much I dislike Halloween.  I have never been a fan of Halloween, even as a kid.  Oh I must admit that it was fun when I was very young and the neighbors would make homemade things like popcorn balls and candied apples to give away, when it was innocent, the days of innocence.  As I got older and realized that you had to go out in public and actually wear a costume, well that was not fun for a person that wanted to blend in with the scenery.  I was not a fan of standing out in a crowd.  It has taken me a lifetime to overcome that fear.  As I got older the fear of embarassment was just too overwhelming and I avoided at all costs any kind of get-ups.  I even hated trying to come up with the ideas for costumes.  Just hated it.  The only thing I ever really did was dress up like a gypsy because Momma had a cool dress with glitter and rick-rack on it to make me look pretty.  I was always that gypsy.  When the girls were old enough to dress up I just refused to go out and buy a costume.  It was such a waste of money and besides it brought up the fear again.  Then the problem of having the damned candy in the house.  I LOVED the candy but it was a killer for whatever diet I was trying to attempt before the holidays and my downfall until the end of the year.  It was a vicious cycle that I have broken.  When the kiddos are little you just have to let them have some of the candy but I would secretly throw it away a little at a time (or eat it.)  Then it got to the point that whatever candy I would buy to give out would be the kind I didn't like.  Now, and for the past several years we go to the cabin on Halloween (if on the weekend) or I just don't turn my lights on.  I avoid the grocery store and the candy aisles if I can and just try to get past the day.  I don't have any kind of religious affliction against the holiday, it is just a horrible fear from childhood.

8 comments:

Jamie said...

That is too bad - I am not as in love with it as some people - I used to like it more, but I am getting old or something... enjoy your time at the cabin!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Have a good time. Our son loves Halloween so we enjoy it with him.

Tamara Jansen said...

All that candy drives me INSANE. Candy wrappers all over the house for the next few months......we should boycott Halloween :)

Kay said...

uh oh.... I left and comment and did something wrong. Sorry about that.

I was commenting that I thought kids had too much sugar in their everyday diet nowadays. We had Halloween candy when we were kids but we didn't have as much the rest of the time. We also made our own costumes.

♥Kathy♥ said...

I enjoy Halloween but we don't hand out candy anymore. The stuff cost way to much and it seems the churches are always doing things for the kids anyway.

Janie B said...

I love Halloween! I don't dress up, but I love opening up the door to all the precious munchkins...especially when one of my students comes to my door, not knowing I live there. The look on their faces is priceless. Ha! As for the candy, I've always loved to have an excuse to buy candy, but I eat way too much of it myself. Already this year I've been slipping into the bowl. Someone needs to slap my hand!

carma said...

I don't get into it much either. And I agree, the costume is a waste of money. Luckily my son is just throwing something together from things we already have this year.

Ditto on gradually tossing the candy out (under cover of night!)

Tia said...

i like halloween... but only FOR the candy.

everything else is efforty. =)