|Taken October 31, 2012 at the office Trick or Treat. The eldest is Kurt Cobain-ing it while the youngest is a ladybug|
|I love you, PicMonkey.|
We had pre-Halloween festivities too. Last Saturday my sister and I took my kids and her baby sis-in-law trick or treating at her village. It was so much fun!
|So a wizard, a mouse and an Avenger walk into a bar...|
|I missed this all as a kid :(|
So every Halloween since then I've been home, not watching scary movies on TV, and not being able to sleep because, you know, evil is at its max, possible apparition alert, etc. etc.
Now that I have kids myself, my approach is different. I think making a big to-do about how this day is more evil than any other day and making it all about the ~*fear*~ is kind of the wrong way about it, you know? That way, evil wins! But if you make it about having fun! And candy! And dressing up! then I don't see the harm.
|Like Hawkeye over here...|
|Or Minnie Mouse|
I don't really know. All I know is that I don't like instilling a culture of fear in my kids. And if we really, truly believe that our God is a powerful God, the God of all days, including October 31, then why should we be afraid?
So...yes, we're going trick or treating. :)