Personally, I hate the holiday. Anything that is remotely scary or paranormalish drives me crazy. I can't even look in the mirror at night when using the restroom, because of the preview of Paranormal Activity 3. Yes, that is only from seeing the preview. The Ring scared me so badly after I saw the distorted face in the closet that I watched the rest of the movie while covering my eyes. Don't even get me started on the bathtub lady in The Shining. Either way, I'm a big weenie with scary stuff. I'm only in this for my kids... (I hope they know how much I love them!)
I have two reasons why, as a parent, I am on the fence of even tolerating this ghoulish holiday. First of all I want to avoid the
Next is the constant want, need, and physical dependence on wearing their Halloween costume for the several weeks before and after the actual holiday. Once I got over the stares and snickers from other people (most who are probably parents thankful they no longer have to do this with their children). I actually found out that this could be made into a positive experience for everyone. Since I have already gone shopping with Spiderman many times this year, whenever he starts to act out, I ask him if that is how Spiderman, the superhero who helps everyone, is supposed to act. I quickly get a nice well behaved Spiderman again. Hmm...wonder how long that costume will hold together?
Either way, I'm in it for the long-haul since my kids are little. I have some cute craft ideas coming up for easy Halloween fun for the young and old. In the meantime, comment below and let me know what movie scared you the most or if you are untouchable when it comes to scary stuff.
Yours in Halloween spirit (sort of),
The Pioneer Mom
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