Thoughts on Halloween

As Abby gets older I start wondering more and more how other people celebrate Halloween. Or, if they do at all. We do. Some people might not "get" how a Christian celebrates a holiday that to many people celebrates dark things. Here's my take on it, if you're interested.

#1 - Halloween is as dark and scary as you make it. We are not decorating our house in scary ways and we tend to avoid houses that are. We are not celebrating this holiday for the scare factor but rather the fun.

#2 -It does no good to avoid it. Seriously, this may be the only time of year that you see your neighbors face to face. Sad, but true. Use this time to build friendships that last beyond this day.

#3 - It can be a learning tool. It would be nice to live in a bubble and not have to deal with things we don't like. I don't know about you but it sounds ideal. But, that isn't what we are supposed to do. We need to teach our kids what to do and what to believe in the face of this world not hide in a hole.

#4 - Candy is yummy in moderation. Self-explanatory really. Mmm. 

And yes, we practice candy taxing in this house. I mean, we all have to pay taxes - why not teach them young. Haha. Whatever you do this day, have fun! I'm going to leave you with a photo of our ladybug from last year. Cuteness.

1 comment

Julie said...

Happy Halloween! I agree with you on this. Growing up, my parents did not allow my brother and I to trick-or-treat or participate in the Halloween party at school. I understand why. But as an adult, I now see that there's an element of fun to getting dressed up and getting treats. If you want to do that, it doesn't mean you're a devil-worshipper. It IS about what you choose to and not to participate in.