I'm not going to dress up. I'm just not into Halloween. As a kid, I dutifully went trick or treating, because that's just what we did. I'm sure I had fun, but I was never super-excited about it. I had some cool costumes on occasion. I think my mom was probably more excited about it than I was. I don't have a sweet tooth, so collecting candy was never a big deal. Plus in the 80s there were all those scary stories of people putting razorblades and drugs in the candy so it put a damper on things in my overly cautious little kid mind.
The other thing? I am a ridiculous scaredy cat. I startle easily, can't watch horror movies or I will have nightmares for days, and hate gore. In fact, even on Grey's Anatomy there are scenes I can't watch because they gross me out. So haunted houses are more stressful than fun for me.
I know, I'm no fun, right? But so far, I can dig the toddler version of Halloween. She's just excited about her ladybug costume. T decided her baby sister should be a ladybug, too, so I found a cute swaddle blanket and hat combo that'll work and hopefully won't make BabyM uncomfortable.
We haven't really clued her into the candy thing, since she's got a ridiculous sweet tooth already. She's not sure she wants to go trick or treating, so we'll try it and may end up coming home early.
T decorated pumpkins with paint and glitter. And of course, we'll visit the pumpkin farm again. Now those are Halloween activities I can be excited about.
What about you? Love or hate Halloween? Got any fun traditions?