About 30 years ago, I thought I had
this whole Halloween thing wrapped up like a Tootsie Roll. Put minimal effort
into organizing a costume, (mostly going as a ‘hobo’ in my father's
oversized clothes). Walk around the neighborhood on a freezing Ohio autumn
night. Come home with a pillowcase full of more candy than I could
comfortably carry. I didn’t even like
candy. It was more a ‘hunter/gatherer’ thing -- a confection conquest. And
thought is was awesome.
I was deluded.
Halloween, as an adult, is so much better! We still get to dress
up, dress our kids up, walk the neighborhood taking pictures. But we also get
to go to Halloween parties with other adults. (For many people, myself
included, this is a rarity.)
Halloween 2014 will be especially
good since it falls on a Friday. After an epic trick-or-treat session, my husband
and I will welcome the sitter, tuck the kids into bed and tip-toe down the street
to my friend Monica’s house for a post-trick-or-treat drinks party.
Under a cloak of darkness, ghouls
and goblins are welcome. Kids, however, are not.
Happy, grown-up Halloween!
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