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There now. You’ve been warned.
I wish today were a TGIF kinda day.
You know exactly what I mean, I’m sure—a kick back kinda day, relax and chill before the weekend.
Instead I’m like this:
(Better scratch that last one.)
Let’s just say that my take on Halloween has changed over time. It’s not as…simple as it was when I was a kid.
What, me worry?
Let’s just say it’s not as chill.
It’s all par for this parenthood course, right? Because the next few days can—and should—be magical. It’s an exciting time of year, especially—ESPECIALLY—when you’re a kid.
Oh my goodness, my kids have been counting down the days all week.
(Inwardly I’m thinking, “Tick tock tick tock! Gotta get my act together! )
So here are some suggestions on how to make it fun. It’s not about having the perfect costume, you know, unless of course you need to have the perfect costume. (If that’s the case, I’m not the blog you should be reading! My kids will be digging in the dress-up bin and cobbling together a do-able ensemble. ‘Cause that’s how we roll and it works for us.)
To be or not to be…a knight on Halloween. (‘Cause you know, Mom, that lion costume’s really cute…)
Because Halloween’s on a Saturday this year, we’ve got some extra time for planning and fun. And hey, we get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday! That’s a bonus and you know what? I’ll take it.
Today and tonight is for family fun. We’ll be putting the finishing touches on costumes, carving pumpkins, watching movies. You’ll be happy to know that I did my research and have a wonderful list of suggestions for you!
(Okay, so, Netflix did the research. I love their “Titles related to this movie…” feature.)
Are you in the mood for something goofy? There’s
Or something thematic, like
Or how about something exciting? Like
I can’t recommend anything too too creepy because we’re not one to do scary over here. I learned my lesson the hard way I showed them Arachnophobia and some of them FREAKED over the spider scenes.
(Um…it’s a movie about spiders…)
Halloween’s a season for finding the right fit for your family. That said, I would LOVE to hear how you’re celebrating! Which of these movies have you seen/would you watch? Are you a “creep factor” family or more of a “Grit your teeth until All Saints’ Day” gang?
Leave a comment, please! I’ll be picking one lucky family to get a treat.