Sunday, 31 October 2010
One of the great things about being a parent is that you can enjoy some of things that you may have 'missed out' on in your own childhood. Growing up we did not 'celebrate' halloween in our household. Since those early days, I have travelled and lived in North America where halloween is huge. Has the celebration become over commercialised? yes. But what is wrong with enjoying a little bit of creativity and meeting the kids in the neighbourhood?
We have recently moved to a new flat (this is a temporary move before the big move to Denmark in January) and a new neighbourhood. Our little boy is now 3 and old enough to 'help' with the carving of the pumpkin and handing out treats when the local ghosts, vampires, wizards (and princesses (!)) etc call by.
He loved it and we raced to the door to check out the costumes and offer chocolate treats. I have to admit that I loved it too. We cheated a bit with the pumpkin lantern and used the flashing bike light instead of a candle but this is the 21st century and I didn't want to risk a toddler's excitement suddenly setting the curtains alight...