I love Halloween. I love it for the kids, their excitement is contagious. I remember as a kid feeling sort of sick with excitement the night of Halloween. Mom always made us eat dinner before we went, it was always spaghetti (because prep time was fast), and I can remember that full, queezy feeling.
I was thinking this year that Halloween is like the Prom for Little Kids: You start thinking about what you are going to wear in August, you plan and plan about who you are going to go with, you get to wear something special, something unlike yourself. And, you get to decide what kind of presentation you'll make.
It's also a little like Prom because the excitement is in the planning, and the anticipation. Sure, there is fun the night of, but sometimes things don't go as planned. Even the littlest thing can cause disappointment.
My kids are already planning for next year, when it will be bigger and better!