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The Ghosts of Halloween Past

Kids in Halloween costumesThere is nothing like a holiday to fill your pail with the bittersweet longings of days gone by, but the trick is not to let it cloud the wonder of the present. Really, this post isn’t nearly as deep as all that.

This post is about the pure joy that Halloween brings and how that has yet to change no matter the years or increase in pant size (the kids, not me). The boys love Halloween, and I have spent the better part of the morning looking at old photos and videos of the holiday (hence the opening line on things bittersweet), and I thought I would take the moment to share a few with you. They’re like treats.

This is the first Halloween that the boys spent together. Atticus was a frog and Zane was a silly ol’ bear (added bonus for my wife’s great smile):

little boy Halloween costumes

And this video is classic:

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We didn’t do a lot of themes in the early years, hence the monkey and the Clone Trooper:

Halloween costumes boys

Not to mention the gorilla and the vampire:

kid Halloween costumes

However, last year we went with a little something we called the Two Captains:

Disney Halloween costumes

This year the boys are both dressing as Jedi Knights, so things are starting to come together. Next year I’m hoping for Phineas and Ferb, but my wife and I are fighting over Perry. I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, I’m getting ready for more smiles…

Halloween monkey

… and sugar crashes:

vampire costume for kids

You know what I’m talking about.

What kind of Halloween memories are you and your children making?

 

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Whit HoneaRead more from Whit Honea at his site Honea Express and the popular group blog DadCentric. You can follow Whit on the Twitter or Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people).

 

 

Also from Whit:

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One Fish, Two Fish, etc.

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