Hooray for Halloween
Written By Renee Arbia
|Can you guess what the kids will be this year?|
Life is pretty great in our house right now. We have a new family member who is about to celebrate not just our favorite season, but our favorite holiday. I know many would argue that Christmas is the best holiday, and albeit Christmas is pretty great. However, in our house Halloween is the ruler of all the holidays.
First of all we are Pagan. In the Pagan religion Halloween is the biggest of all holidays and days of the year. It is sort of our New Years. We celebrate all the joys and accomplishments from the past year and look forward to what we will be doing next year. We have a lot to be thankful for this year with the arrival of Imogen (See Imogen’s Birth Story). Secondly, in the Pagan religion, Halloween is the day that the veil between our world and the spirit world is thin making it easier to communicate with spirits, ancestors, and guardians. It is considered a very magical night. This year it also falls on a New Moon.
The second reason we love Halloween is because we love to dress up. I am a mom with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. I can showcase my theater, home economics, and costume training along with all my friends. I also love that this time of year you really can dress up to be whatever you want to be. No one thinks it’s odd if a boy is a princess or a girl a pirate. A man can even dress up as his mother and people just laugh. This is a holiday like no other; when even a zombie is allowed and encouraged to attend a party. As a stay at home mom, a zombie costume is pretty much what I wear most of the time anyway, I can grab a couple of cobwebs off my never dusted walls and I look awesome!
The third reason we love Halloween is because there is a bunch of candy. Sure, Easter and Christmas have candy along with the eggs and fruit cakes. However, Halloween has only candy. You can take your worn out mommy zombie to any door with a light on, knock on it, say “Trick or Treat” and you are presented with a bowl full of candy for the picking. For the most part no one will turn you down, or be mean, you are not really judged by your costume. The bonus part is you even get extra candy if you bring your super cute kids in costume. For once society is not throwing you and your kids away from the activities and telling you to get back in your house and take your hooligans with you. For once, they are opening their doors and giving you and your kids more sugar! You have an excuse to continue buying candy all throughout the month of October because you may need it for trick o treaters. Also, you can look like a rock star without spending much money. It is hard to top the Thanksgiving feast or the gigantic Christmas tree with white lights and glass ornaments. However, you can look like a rock star for $30 worth of peanut butter cups, some spiders and cobwebs and a few pumpkins.
The last and main reason why we love Halloween is simply the fact that Halloween happens in the best time of year, Autumn! The country is turning into a beautiful landscape of falling leaves in an array of colors. The weather is not too cold and not too hot. It is the perfect time to frolic outside in your favorite costume and eat candy!
We are looking forward to celebrating Imogen’s first Halloween this year. I know it will definitely be something to remember as all our big “firsts” are.
We wish you all a very safe and Happy Halloween!
For more Halloween fun check out some of my past posts!