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Halloween (ThanksgivingandChristmas!!) is almost here!
Do your children participate in Halloween activities? Does your family celebrate this Holiday?
We don’t really.
The closest decorations I get to Halloween is Candy Corn and pumpkins which to us are Fall decorations. I did dress up in High School of course, because that was the cool thing to do. But, since I’ve became an “adult” and moved out of my parents house, I’ve never dressed up or passed out candy to little kids.
Even though I think they’re adorable in their costumes.
Most of them anyways.
I don’t have anything against Halloween at all. I don’t think it’s wrong or mean or anything like that. I don’t really have an exact reason as to why we don’t do Halloween in our house. We just don’t.
You must be thinking I’m an anal mom. I’m not. I’m actually rather cool if I do say so myself.
I don’t want to encourage candy eating and I feel kids should be able to dress up as anything they want any day they want! My mind could and very likely will change as my son gets older. I’m sure we’ll let him dress up with all of his other friends for school Halloween day. We might even go to Halloween parties as he gets older. But for now, we’ll stay indoors and be sure to visit the pumpkin patch to get pictures.
I have a feeling I’m one of few moms who thinks this way. As far as I know, most families do celebrate Halloween. Then again, I’ve never asked.
Do you and your children celebrate Halloween? Why or why not? If you do, how much money do you spend a year on Halloween candy and costumes? Do you let your kids eat as much candy as they want or do you limit it? If you don’t celebrate it, is it because of a religious reason or just a personal preference like me?