I love Halloween and the ways in which this evening feels magical as the light fades and children crunch through the leafy sidewalks dressed up as princesses and super heroes in pursuit of candy. On Monday night, I distributed quite a bit of candy between coughing spells. I even let a couple of little boys use the bathroom (their mom was grateful).
For me, Halloween is about community and good old-fashioned fun. Though I no-longer have a trick-or-treater of my own, the pleasure of doing our part by answering the door is plenty of fun. To hear JT open the door, complement costumes, and distribute candy is a sweet reminder of some happy Halloweens he enjoyed.
Here’s to ghosts, goblins, princesses, witches, and candy!