Halloween is like Marmite

It is though, you either love it, or hate it. Me… hate it!

We just don’t “do” Halloween, Kieran doesn’t trick or treat, we don’t open the door to the hoards of teenagers demanding swag “or else” and we don’t decorate. Kieran isn’t right bothered (well he is 4yrs old so we may need to revisit this next year lol) so as a “I will make an effort” concession, I’ve said we’ll do some halloween art and make some biscuits. Activities we would have done anyway but with a spidery twist.

Don’t get me wrong, Xmas – I’m like a wild thing (love it!), Easter Egg decorating… fabulous, I am a very good Mum when it comes to most special days and festivals/events but I just don’t get the fascination with Halloween. 364 days of the year Kieran is not allowed to talk to strangers, knock on their door, God forbid take sweets etc from them, so on this one day I am sticking to the same rules.

That said I don’t throw eggs out of my top window at cute trick or treaters enjoying themselves (ie the ones under 15!) and think it is great if you are into it, we just aren’t. So am I a bad Mummy, depriving my firstborn of valuable childhood memories or is there anyone else out there that just doesn’t get the fascination?

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