We had pumpkin carving tonight for our Wednesday night church classes (WOW) Worship on Wednesday. This is the only way my girls were likely going to be carving pumpkins. I completely blew this task off last year, and am still being told a couple of them cried because of it. I hardly think so because 1) if they were crying about it, I would remember it, and 2) I am not that mean.
So yeah, I do not like carving pumpkins. I did not really care for it when I was a kid, either. The only thing I dislike more than carving pumpkins is coloring Easter eggs. Yep; I can’t stand doing that either. But in my defense, every single Easter, I have 4 dozen colored eggs sitting in my refrigerator for weeks.
My two favorite holidays, and I dislike the two most popular things about those holidays 🙂
So now that that is over, I hope everyone has a safe, fun-filled Halloween. I am officially down to 1 child trick-or-treating, and since it is supposed to snow here in Michigan, by Friday I will be thinking that it is 1 too many!
For me at least! I was in a toasty warm car, while my girls were in the torrential downpour (that is only a wee bit of an exaggeration). The wind was blowing so hard that their umbrellas turned inside out!
Halloween 2013, done and in the bag!
How was your Halloween weather?
Hoping everyone got lots of treats and no tricks!
I’ve got a sneaking suspicion this will be oh-so-true this year!
As long as I get a cupcake out of the deal! Yes, I did let Erin skip her 3 Co-op classes today at a local church, so she could go to Joann’s Fabrics and Crafts to learn how to decorate Halloween cupcakes. She is doing good on getting her homeschooling work done, and since her other sisters who go to public school always seem to get to do something, I figured this was a good opportunity for her to do something as well.
The 2 hour class really only lasted about a 1/2 hour, and she pretty much used the teacher’s supplies so now I have a lot of extra frostings and decorations that I bought to make more cupcakes. I swear my kids have been eating two cupcakes a day!
And I want to yell at them for being so wound up. I guess I should be yelling at myself 🙂
In Michigan. It snowed yesterday. It snowed today. It is going to snow tonight. And tomorrow. I had to look at my calendar to make sure it really truly is still October. I am going to head into this winter season with the best attitude possible, and enjoy it instead of fighting it 🙂
On another note; Halloween. One costume is bought. Another will settle for a $20.00 costume versus a $50.00 costume. She thinks she had a choice but (shhhhhhh), she really didn’t. The other just needs some colored hairspray and is making her costume. So I really could not buy my way out of Halloween this year, but it certainly isn’t due to effort, because I really, really tried!
I can 98.9% guarantee you what I will be hearing next Thursday though, when it is cold, wet, raining/snowing. “Can we take that 3 bags of candy and $30.00 deal now?”
Nope. That ship has sailed. That boat has sunk. That sled went down the hill. You get my point, right? 🙂
I will make this an awesome, amazing, fun Halloween. Now I just have to figure out how to get out of the hallowing and carving of 3 pumpkins 🙂
I know, I know. I am such a Halloween Scrooge!
OK. I have to fess up to the fact that I tried (OK, I’m still trying) to buy my way out of trick-or-treating this year. Before you think I am a horrible Mother who is denying her girls memories that they will have for the rest of their lives etc. etc. let me explain a few things about Halloween for us.
In Michigan, there are 3 things that always happen on Halloween, some years in various combinations.
1) It is hand-numbing cold (literally)
2) It is raining cats-and-dogs (almost literally)
3) It is snowing (snow-on-the-ground-your-lawn-is-now-white-snowing)
Now, I do not like being cold, ever. And neither do my girls. Or wet from rain. Again, that applies to all of us. I won’t even begin telling you how I feel about snow. They are also all under the impression that they have to have costumes that are about $50.00 each. Times 3 girls, and the make-up and accessories they need, we are looking at a couple hundred dollars. There are also not many neighborhoods anywhere near us where a lot of houses are giving out candy. Most houses are dark, with families out trick-or-treating themselves.
So my clever idea? I told them each they could get three bags of any kind of candy they wanted. 3 bags! EACH! I would also give them each $30.00 cash that they could spend on anything they wanted. Books, crafts, toys, anything they want. How could anyone turn down that deal. 3 bags of candy!! They would never get that much trick-or-treating.
Well, they did. I am still working on it, but they are bugging me to go get Halloween costumes tomorrow. And they are already predicting snow for next week.
Maybe I should just suck it up and go trick-or-treating, but I can already hear them complaining because they are cold, wet, they’re tired, their legs hurt, and they aren’t getting candy that they like.
Do you go trick-or-treating every year? Or do you have another tradition? Or do you just ignore Halloween all together? This is my favorite time of year, believe it or not, as long as I am inside looking at it through a window in a toasty warm home 🙂