Right at this moment it feels like the middle of the night (because it sort of is). It’s pitch black outside and pouring. Yay Halloween! I’m already fussing over the day because in an hour I’ll be dressed as a bat (so will my husband) and we’ll be dropping our two little bats off at school. They love it, I love it and yet last night I couldn’t help thinking….
WHY DO I DO THIS?!?!?!?
Why can’t I be like 100% of my school parent population and show up with comfortable clothes and a coffee while dropping my cute little child off at school. They are SMART. Isn’t it enough to just get a costume together for my kids? Why was I carving a third pumpkin at 11pm last night? It’s almost like I’m preparing for the Halloween Nosferatu to drop off presents for my children in the middle of the night in his black sleigh pulled by vampire bats. I have a MILLION deadlines for this week. Why am I piling so much on my plate?!
And then I saw this in the kitchen:
And then I shut the hell up and thanked my lucky stars that once in a while I’m smart enough to behave like a 10 year old and truly enjoy a weird Holiday. A holiday where I get to go out in a costume I would have worn in grade school. Halloween isn’t about celebrating our dark sides, it’s about celebrating our fun sides. It’s about meeting our neighbours and taking candy from strangers. It’s about jumping out from behind bushes and legitimately scaring someone half to death – and the NOT getting in trouble for it. I’m reminded how much I love to laugh at this time of year and shove my face full of mini chocolate bars while my children aren’t looking.
Thank You Halloween. I love you.
p.s. I wrote this post in the dark.
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