Before T, we never used to celebrate Halloween and saw it as one of those commercialised over-rated events like Valentine’s Day or even Easter. But with a young child of course, celebrations like All Hallow’s is definitely a must-do! For the little ones everything to do with Halloween is exciting, from picking pumpkins, choosing costumes, making sure there’s enough treats and of course, decorating the house, or even just dressing up your window is a fun-filled activity for them. Admittedly, I like the sprucing-up-your- window bit and dressing up my three-yearold in silly-cheap costumes.
There’s T helping me clean the pumpkins out. At first she was hesitant to put her hand inside, but when I showed her what to do, she was all game, although of course, after awhile, she said You do it Mum!
And here she is is by the window arranging her carved out pumpkins along with the two little lanterns we got from the supermarket.
Tonight she’ll be dressed as a blood-sucking vampire. I wish I could say that I made it, but no, as much as I would’ve loved to have made it, I chose the easy way out – bought her a costume in the shop. She’s too young to go trick-or-treating, but hopefully next year, she’ll be able to. This year instead, she’ll excitedly wait for the doorbell to ring and greet the children in her costume. Hopefully, this time she won’t hide behind my legs but give out the treats herself. I’m also wishing for the kids sake that it won’t rain. But then again, this is England.
Have a safe Halloween everyone!