Do you ever struggle with doing what is "right"? I mean, because maybe you aren’t sure "what is right"?? I’ve got that going on with Halloween. Kiki has never been trick-or-treating. After she was scared beyond belief as a toddler when we opened the front door to give candy to what turned out to be seriously ghoulish teens, we decided we just didn’t want to celebrate it. So, we have alternately hung out with family living in the boonies who don’t get anyone ringing their doorbells, or gone to "Harvest Festivals" at church or some other such Halloween alternatives, or just hid out in the back room watching TV and pretending not to be home.
I trick-or-treated every year as a kid. I loved it – I mean, hey, you get candy! Halloween was not nearly as "gross" when I was a kid, though. Kiki has never wanted to participate in the "scary holiday". She even hates going into stores this time of year because she is very sensitive and just doesn’t want to see the nasty stuff. This year, tho, she talked about how it might be fun to go trick-or-treating. Probably because some of her friends go. Probably because she wants candy!! Our church isn’t doing an alternative thing this year. We did get a list of other things going on, but Kiki didn’t want to do any of them. She wants to dress up and hand out candy. (she loves dressing up for any excuse!) Hmmm. And she wants to carve a pumpkin. She’s never done that, either. Deprived kid, I know. We’ve always gone to the pumpkin patch, but just used the pumpkins whole as fall decorations. I totally thought Alan would put the kibosh on her plan, but he didn’t. Weird. So today I bought candy. Tomorrow (okay the date will be listed on this entry as the 31st, but I just haven’t gone to bed yet….) anyway, tomorrow we will carve pumpkins.
I have Kiki’s costume almost done. Luckily I started on that early, knowing she would dress up for whatever activity we did. She is going to be an Elf Princess. Check out the Circlet (crown, tiara) we made! I think it’s pretty cool (patting myself on back). The leaves are going on the hem of her gown. I haven’t quite figured that part out yet. But I will!