Reasons why I used to dislike Halloween:
- My brother always stole my candy.
- My mother only allowed us to dress up as inanimate objects. So for all those exciting school Halloween parties, I had to be a book…or a bubble bath…or an Uno card… or a road. As I result, I was always jealous of every princess, fairy, and witch.
- Upstate NY doesn’t have a ton of neighborhoods, so we were ridiculously limited in our Trick or Treating options.
- Since it usually snowed on Halloween we had to cover up our (disliked) costumes with coats and scarves and boots anyway. I hated that.
- I was never artsy enough to carve as cool of pumpkins as my brothers and sisters.
Now that I’ve grown up there are more things about Halloween I don’t like:
- It’s awkward when people wear their costumes to school.
- It’s especially awkward when you’re not sure if they are actually costumes.
- It’s really especially awkward when people where costumes to school the day BEFORE Halloween and you’re not sure if they are actually costumes.
- I get stressed trying to think of cute and creative enough costumes.
- Giving candy to other people’s kids.
Here are things about Halloween I anticipate disliking in the future:
- Other people giving candy to my kids.
- Finding/making cute and creative enough costumes for my kids.
- Having daughters that will undoubtedly want to be hoochy on Halloween.
- Having sons that will undoubtedly steal their sister’s candy.
- Having enough candy for an entire Primary in my house for the next two months.