Once a year. We dress our kids up. Send them parading around the nighborhood, hoping to score MASSIVE amounts of candy. Most years, I am ok with this. But this year, in light of my recent decision to get in shape and RUN, the need for excessive amounts of chocolate in the house is not so important. On top of it all, I am really not a huge fan of candy for the kids. Sometimes, it takes us until Easter to eat 1/2 our October Candy. So why go out?
Is it the sugar rush, we all know is pending? The whining which will occur if we go not? Perhaps, it is just fostering the joy of childhood, which involves walking up to houses, decorated in such a manner to FRIGHTEN small children for no reason but to laugh at their fear? Then send them home to their parents to deal with their nightmare ridden state.
Halloween makes no sesnse to me. I just don't get it.