I have never ever celebrated Halloween. Ever. My mama and daddy weren’t having it – believe me – we begged them to let us dress up. Even when the church had Fall Festivals and non-scary costumes were encouraged they were like “nope.” Not gonna happen. The closest we ever came to celebrating Halloween was when somebody at the church threw a Heaven and Hell party. Oh, there were still no costumes for us and I think we were forced to go to Heaven, but I saw folks parading around with their little devil horns and pitchforks. Yep, that’s the closest I’ve ever come.
Until now. Lovegirl has begged me for the last 2 or 3 years to let her dress up for Halloween. I was all “uh, uh, no way, we do not celebrate Halloween.” She asked why. “Um, because.” Yeah really? Not a good answer and I realized I didn’t really have a legitimate reason for not celebrating – all I had was family tradition. And when I asked my Mom a few days ago why we didn’t celebrate she was like “I didn’t feel like fussing with costumes for 4 kids.” Excuse me??? All this time I thought my soul would burn in the very depths of Hell if I wore a costume and now you’re telling me you just didn’t feel like dealing with your offspring?!? Geesh.
So I relented. I told Lovegirl she could get a costume of the non-scary variety and wear it for her school parties today. But that there would be no trick or treating. She agreed and the hunt for the perfect costume was on. P.arty C.ity has lost their mind. 30 or 40 bucks for a costume. Not happening. Ditto T.arget and TJ M.axx. So to W.al Mart we went. Where we scored a cat fairy costume for the low low of $15. What is a cat fairy you ask?
Have a great weekend! I think we’re going to JSU’s Homecoming parade and game and that’s about it. Peace to you and yours!