In our household, I am definitely the parent who gets less enthusiastic about holidays. My husband can’t get enough of them. He loves the prep work (even the cooking), he loves the decorating, and he loves the whole experience of the day. If he can, he takes off Halloween from work and goes trick or treating with the children.
The whole thing makes me feel exhausted. The kids have to get into their costumes. They have to go to school—sometimes in their costumes. I have to drive to 3 different classes to see them all parade or party or sing or…..
But then we get out there and they do look cute in their costumes. And they love to pose and to smile. I get the best family pictures on Halloween. And they’re so happy. And I get to see my best friends who are also trick or treating.
That sort of inspires me to get more into it.
Then the kids come home. They’re exhausted. Cranky. Difficult. They get to bed. And my Halloween starts.
Oooh. Look at the chocolate.
What inspires you to get into the holiday?
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