October 31, 2007

Halloween Scrooge

As I've grown older, Halloween has significantly lost its importance to me. When I was little, of course Halloween was a huge deal. I had to have a great new costume to compete with all my friends, my family overly decorated the house and yard with a life-size monster and a terrifying blow-up skeleton that will come back to haunt me in therapy, and I dragged my dad to every house on the street while trick-or-treating. Now, however, Halloween has lost the magic it once held, and I don't know where it went.

I can't blame it all on getting older. Halloween takes on an entirely new form when you're older; I still had to have a great new costume, but the goal is not scare but how little can I wear and still be decent/look like I'm wearing an outfit. Also, instead of coveting sweet candy, I can enjoy treats of a different sort now. So shouldn't Halloween still be exciting?

Honestly, I just sort of forgot it was Halloween time. I'm so busy with school and activities that time literally just slips by. Up until last week, when I saw Halloween decorations out in the stores, I said, "Isn't that a bit early?" After this weekend's costumed festivities, the actual day of Halloween becomes just Wednesday, not one filled with spirits and excitement of the past. I guess I'm a Halloween scrooge, but don't worry- I love Christmas.

Posted by VanessaKolberg at October 31, 2007 5:29 PM | TrackBack

Oh Vanessa, I'm sorry you're feeling Scroogish. (Scroogish? Hm, I think I just made up a word...) Anyway, I thought you should know that while I share your sentiment in a general sense there are some delightful details that seem to have made this Halloween a little better for me in some ways. Just wrote a blog about it, so if you feel like it, check it out. ;)

(Isn't that just like me to send you to my blog? :P) There are plenty of other holidays to be excited about, fortunately, and some of them still involve costumes, so you're in luck...

Posted by: Karissa at October 31, 2007 8:11 PM
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