My husband is a creative guy. In late summer, he decided that we should let a zucchini grow as big as possible and then he could carve it as a zucc-o-lantern for Halloween.
Most holidays are centered around family, but not Halloween. Halloween is about proximity. It’s neighborhood and friends who are near. I love seeing the kids from the neighborhood and their costumes. It’s not just the kids either. My neighbor dog came over, she was wearing a blue wig. She’d just been groomed and looked so cute. She didn’t seem so impressed though.
Spiderman and a princess came over to my house to trick or treat in the neighborhood. They were very excited. My husband and I went to a Halloween/Birthday party and a neighbor delivered his annual treat of monster cookies to our house. The weather was cool but nice. I reminisced about the costumes my kids wore when they were little. How the year my daughter was Minnie Mouse, I couldn’t find red fabric with white polka dots so I had to make my own with fabric paint. How this wasn’t our first Halloween with a unconventional vegetable carving, as my husband carved a small green squash one year when pumpkins were scarce.
I always wear my tiara and feather boa while handing out candy. Everyone thinks it’s just dress up, but this is one day when I really feel like myself.