I’m Boycotting Halloween
I’m boycotting Halloween this year. Not for any “Ba Humbug” reasons, because I completely endorse this magical holiday full of whimsy and creativity.
It’s because for the first time in 27 years, none of my children will be home to participate in the festivities. Boo Hoo!
That sad fact, combined with the prediction of rain and the fact that Halloween falls this year on a Monday, were enough to derail my decorating plans for the house and donning any kind of costume.
If there’s one thing San Franciscan love is putting on costumes and partying and Halloween is no exception. Everyone from the very old to the very young rally for this particular holiday and often make it a week of celebrations.
When I first moved here, the number of people wearing full on Halloween costumes to work, especially to the staid financial district, surprised me.
If you live here long enough, like I have, you have costume boxes or even a costume closets in the basement. Who knows when you’ll need to find that banana get up or a Carmen Miranda costume?
There are also a lot boxes containing Halloween decorations that I’ve been collecting over the years. They are, I must admit, pretty “Spooktacular”!
Since I already bought a caldron full of candy to give out tonight, it will be at my front door waiting for the ghouls and princesses to come calling.
After all, I certainly don’t want to consume all of it and end up with a Santa Claus’ belly by Christmas.
So follow me on this flashback to Halloween 2009, when all was right with the neighborhood.
Olivia in her creepy girl costume sitting next to Eric dressed as a giant Easter bunny
Olivia always in character!
“Trick or Treating” in the neighborhood
Eric was very popular with all ages, especially the ladies. I think he would have worn it for a week strait if I had let him.
Mallory dressed in a princess outfit joins in
Olivia is happy with her Halloween spoils
This is Olivia the following Halloween wearing Mallory’s costume. She is clearly waiting for her closeup!
Happy Halloween to One and All!