It is Halloweeny. You know how Christmas is too big for one day, so we added the entire month of December. That now applies to Halloween. Halloween has gotten much too big to fit into a simple evening of candy collecting with a 5-minute costume and pillow case. It is a month long affair - it is Halloweeny.
Tomorrow is the big day, the culmination, the 31st. Today, it the end of the run up. The kids are costumed at school completing an entire week of dressing up. No, I don't think it is a coincidence that National Red Ribbon Week is the last week of October. The have arrived to learn in pajamas, as twins, with crazy hair, donning super hero capes, and more.
Today, Jaley was off as a Candy Fairy, complete with a lollipop wand. Mick is styling as his favorite candy, of course, an M&M. Sarah, demonstrating her tweendom, opted for pumpkin attire stating she didn't want to chance ruining her real costume before tomorrow. There is an all day party in kindergarten and a school wide parade. Don't think the middle schoolers are left out, there was a Wednesday night Pumpkin Palooza and lunch time festivities today. Plus, my very social 11-year old is going to two (yes, two) Halloween parties and has made plans to trick-or-treat in multiple locations.
That is just the kids. We grown up have fully embraced the Halloweeny. The neighborhood is completely aglow in orange and purple. Ghosts and goblins add an eerie vibe to nearly every home. We made sure to spookify our house with a few spiders and bats. My candy stash is at full capacity and the neighbors asked us down for a little Witches Brew tomorrow night.
Why has Halloween grown to be Halloweeny? I think it is because everyone can enjoy it. Who doesn't like free candy! Unlike other holidays, there is no pressure to host a big meal or buy a million gifts. Just slap on something orange and have fun. We say it is for the kids, but we all love Halloween and it today it sounds good to it a Halloweeny a month long affair.
That is life in MomZania.