Halloween is around the corner and we’re getting ready. Putting together a costume for The Who (a construction worker) and painting pumpkins. But the truth is that I don’t really care about Halloween all that much. I mean, it was really fun last year. Just like a scene out of a movie, in fact. And, ok, free candy. But, I don’t know. It’s just a good time like going to a playground is a good time. Like apple picking was a good time. Not like This Is My Favorite Day Of The Year!!!!! good time, which is how some of my friends think of Halloween.
Every year, I look forward to handing out candy to all the little trick-or-treaters, but then every year when the doorbell rings for the first time, I’m already over it. Last year, we left a bowl on the porch and locked the door and I was fine with that. There’s only so much feigning interest in stupid, generic Disney princesses one person can manage.
There is one part of Halloween I dig, though, and that’s watching The Who start to get excited about dressing up and being imaginative. I don’t think he really remembers trick-or-treating, nor do I think he has any real idea what will happen on that night, but the dressing up part? He totally gets that. And I love it.
Stay tuned for actual Halloween pictures of his actual Halloween costume at some point after actual Halloween, which I’m sure will be fun. Unless it rains.