It doesn’t take long in this life to realize that there is Halloween is a magic time.
By the age of 3 or so, we begin to grasp the concept, all of the costumes and decorations and candy. It is a time of year, we begin to understand, when our imaginations can run as wild as we let them.
I remember getting so excited for Halloween long before the special night was upon us. Trips to the grocery store with my mom were new opportunities to feed my frenzy. Rows and rows of costumes awaited me there and every year I was thrown into a vortex of indecision.
Do I want to be Fred Flinstone or The Six Million Dollar Man?
Is that a Mighty Mouse costume??!!
Is that a Yoda??!!!
The time leading up to the holiday is a special one for kids. And for parents, too, if we just let ourselves get swept up in it..
But the big night itself is really where it’s at.
Heading out into our neighborhood’s streets and lanes with our own kids, we take a breath of that cool evening air, we drink it in in deeply as we set out toward the first porches and doors of the evening, and it all tastes unlike any other night of the year.
Because Halloween night has it’s own certain sparky taste, its own electrical atmosphere.
Because Halloween is magic.
And hanging out with our children and sharing that magic with them is all the proof you will ever need.
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