Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween time

I have mixed emotions about Halloween. The negative side is that it means winter is coming. However, I do enjoy October colors, decorations, and activities. Having a daughter adds to the fun and experience.

As a child, I wasn't thrilled about Halloween because everyone knew who I was. My dad would carry me into houses and I didn't like being cold. I'm glad he did it though and it was my decision to stop going when I was 6 or 7.

I enjoyed sitting at home helping my parents hand out candy. I liked watching all the kids come by in their costumes. I'd eat candy and when my brother and sisters came home, they would share theirs with me.

When I was about 9, we entered in the local Halloween parade. We went each year, even though I hated the cold and the sirens of the firetruck. I did enjoy seeing the floats and kids.

So when I was 9, my mom took a cardboard box and drew a jungle theme. She cut a hole big enough to fit my head through and I wore a monkey mask. She fit the cardboard around my chair. I was able to participate in Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. My mom put construction paper waves on the side of a wagon and dressed me as a mermaid so she could pull me around one Halloween. (: