When it comes to holidays, moms usually get the raw end of the deal. There are logistics to plan, meals to prepare, gifts to purchase, and about a million other details that can only be managed by Mom’s Midas touch. And even then, only after everything has been purchased, prepared, polished, and perfected, can Mom sit back and gaze upon the wonder of her holiday creation.
But Halloween is different; it’s a time of mischievous play and imagination, a holiday free from expectations, in-law drama, and burned dinner rolls. Why, it’s enough to make a mom feel like a kid again for these 5 Hallowonderful reasons:
1. I get to break the rules.
I try really hard to be the model of responsible living for my children, but guess what? IT’S EXHAUSTING. Enter Halloween night, where almost anything goes. Candy for dinner? Sure! Bedtime? Puh-leese! Halloween gives me permission to ease off the mom mandates in favor of fun and wow, you guys, it’s liberation like no other.
2. I get to be somebody else.
Playing the part of the frazzled mom isn’t nearly as glamorous as it sounds, so when Halloween comes around, I quite enjoy tapping into other, more entertaining facets of my personality. Sure, I’m still Mom under all that zombie makeup, but my mood is lightened, my spirits are lifted, and I’m more of a friend to my children.
3. It’s all FUN-FUN-FUN!
From Halloween fun in our community to truly spectacular events like Mickey’s Halloween Party, my social calendar is booked solid with fun for the whole family! Not a single weekend in October is spent arguing over where we should go or what we should do, it’s just ghoulish good times for all!
4. So. Much. Delicious. Candy.
Halloween encourages me to buy and consume as much candy as humanly possible. I don’t do it because I want to (OK, I want to), I do it because it’s downright disrespectful to Halloween not to. That’s my sweet story and I’m sticking to it.
5. The fright factor!
As an adult, opportunities for fun frights are rare. Think about it, the last real scare you got probably involved a fraudulent charge on your credit card statement or a jury summons in your mailbox. Halloween gives me a chance to revisit the thrills and chills I loved so much as a child with my own kids!