My son surprised me this year too. He told me that Halloween was supposed to be scary and he refuses to wear some "boring, cheesy costume." He chose to be Death. I am a firm believer in letting children choose for themselves and I never tried to influence my opinions on him in any way. When he originally wanted to be a Storm Trooper, I supported him. When he changed his mind, I supported that decision as well. The fact that he chose to be Death and to declare himself to be Goth right after, totally made me beam with pride.
|He reminds me of that scene stonehenge from the movie, This Is Spinal Tap!|
Trick or treating was fun. There is a lot of kids in my area and we even had fire trucks go up and down the streets (they even had their flashing lights on) for safety. I thought that was cool.
Like every year when Halloween falls on a workday, I play beat the clock. I made arrangements to get out an hour early and am glad I did. We went to Mcdonald's for supper (yuck) as a special treat for Philip and the only part of the meal I enjoyed was my coffee. In fact, the coffee helped me because I had to sit with other parents. They were nice but if ever I want to be reminded on just how much I don't fit in, I just need to sit with people, especially other parents.
It was a good Halloween, totally worth the horrible fast food and the boring small talk. One day, when he is too old for trick or treating, I am not going to look back at the how tired I was. I will look back at all the good memories I have from when he was my little boy and how we went Trick or Treating together. I hope one day he can have the same fond childhood memories I have whenever I think of my dad taking me Trick or Treating as a kid.
Happy Halloween everyone! Yes, I know it is the first week of November but screw you. Halloween is every day in my books and to those posting Christimas crap on Facebook can go suck it. This goes out to my cousin and niece. Its Halloween week god dammit!