It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
No, not Christmas. It’s Halloween. Otherwise known as the holiday of paranormal romance writer’s. Because hello? Can you think of a better holiday for a group of people who routinely live with witches, demons and vampires? I can’t. I love Halloween.
Halloween is right up there as my favorite holiday. I’ll admit my enthusiasm has waned a bit since my hubby moved us North to a land where Halloween is routinely about 30 degrees outside and we all have to wear winter coats. Even I have to debate that trek for candy down cold, windy streets versus just driving my butt to the grocery store. But that doesn’t matter. Every year we get the kids in their costumes and out we go.
My youngest is two so there isn’t much going on there. He hasn’t really gotten into the holiday besides the idea of dressing up as Tigger and letting people give him candy just because he looks cute. Oh yeah, we caught onto that real quick last Halloween. The kid didn’t even walk. He had his father carry him around while he held out a pillowcase and gave people the full force of those baby blues before asking “candy? Pwease?” He beat his sister about two pieces to one. Note to future self: this kid could potentially be trouble.
Last year, because of work and things we didn’t get to do too much planning for Halloween. Instead, daughter went as Hermione because that is one warm little costume she can get in and out of with no assistance and I went as McGonagall. Because I love me some McGonagall. Severus Snape may have been my teaching model when I was a college instructor but only because I couldn’t do that awesome house cat shape shift thing.
This year though, we have a bit more time and oldest has hit that creative age. She’s 8 going on 9 and she doesn’t want to be like everyone else. Which means it’s time to get out the cardboard, face paint and other art supplies. We could go with a mummy but she’s got to get herself into it for the school party so that’s out. She thought about going as a zombie cheerleader – Go Ghouls!—but she’s afraid she’ll get confused with all the other girls going as regular cheerleaders. She thought about the Bride of Vampire but one of her boyfriends offered to go as Edward to her Bella and that ended that dead in its tracks. Pun completely intended.
So now? Now we have tentatively decided that she’s going as a head on a platter. Served to you by your favorite undead waitress Sadie. Who would be me. Her baby brother is even in on the act. He’s going as a possessed pumpkin. Because here at Sadie’s even the dessert’s got an attitude problem. Hubby’s not so fond of being a zombie dish washer but he’s going with it.
What about you? What’s your plan for Halloween? Are you into it or is it just another day to pass out candy and watch scary movies?