OK, I’m just gonna put it out there. I don’t care about Halloween. There, I said it. This whole celebrating Halloween thing is fairly new to us antipodeans. When I was little, sporadic trick-or-treating occurred in a desperate grab for free sweets but, by and large, Halloween as a concept did not exist. We didn’t have Halloween themes at school, we didn’t have people knocking on our door demanding food (is it just me, or is it just glorified begging, but for sugary treats rather than nutritional food?) and we certainly didn’t dress up the day before Halloween.
And now, because I don’t give a flying wahzoo about Halloween, I have suffered the crushing sadness of mummy fail (OK, daddy failed too, but he seems to shrug these things off much better than I do). Yesterday was childcare day, a Friday, the Friday before Halloween. Fortunately, hubby was on drop-offs so I didn’t get to feel the full impact of the crushing humiliation of failing to dress up my child for the Halloween-themed fun. Yup, missy was one of the only kids not adorned in a Frozen dress and witch hat (because … why not?). In fact, missy doesn’t know what Frozen is. She doesn’t know who Peppa Pig, Iggle Piggle or Shaun the Sheep is either. But we’ll get to that all at a later blog.
The result of all this is my ambivalence towards Halloween has turned into loathing. That’s right, this stupid made-up “holiday” has humiliated me, and I’m not taking it. I’m eating pumpkin this week in protest! Pumpkins aren’t pretty, they’re food! And I’m pretty happy I live in an apartment and don’t have to hand out my delicious chocolate treats to small Frozen gnomes. It’s all mine! I’m the scrooge of Halloween, and bah humbug!! *cue witch laugh*
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This year was my first ever go at pumpkin carving. I’ve never ever been involved with Halloween either.
I’m 100% with you!! There is only one word that comes to mind when I hear “Halloween” and that is…. MEH!
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Oooh you miserable buggar!! Lol!!
my sons 4 and this is the first year he’s celebrated it and gone trick or treating. I probably wouldn’t have bothered either if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s obsessed with ‘nightmare before Christmas’ and actually asked me to take him trick or treating.
I’m sure you’ll get dragged in the whole charade at some point and be forced to enjoy it! Hahaha!
I have no doubt that you’re right on that count! One of many times I’ll have to go back on my word. Isn’t parenthood grand?
Haha how funny. As you could probably tell, I love it and any excuse to dress Tilly up in a theme. Damn the worst thing about hospital was not being able to dish out sugary treats that I’d not feed Tilly to little gnomes! Hehe. Can’t wait to invite Missy to our Halloween party next year!
Yep we turned the lights off and pretended we weren’t home! He hates costumes so no costume. Sorted. When he wants to I will oblige but until then!