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1.) Show your spooky side.
Okay, you are going to laugh at me and make fun of me. I do NOT like scary things. I don't watch scary movies and I don't read scary books. That's why it took me so long to read the Twilight books...I thought they were going to be scary. (Speaking of Twilight. Have you seen the preview for New Moon? HOLY CROW! It looks amazing!!! I haven't seen the first one, but my very good friend loaned it to me...the same good friend who saved me a lifetime of misery...or a few weeks while I waited for the library to get it in...by loaning me the fourth book.)
So I don't have a spooky side and I don't like to feel scared.
2.) Show and Tell using your favorite Halloween home decor.
So you want Show and Tell at Michelle's house. Too bad.
For one, Jeff has my camera.
For two, I don't have any Fall or Halloween decor. Catch me at Christmas.
3.) Write a poem to your child as their Halloween character (for example I may write a poem to "Pongo"...the 101 Dalmatian Laina is going to be for Halloween)
Oh how I love writing poems...which is good because I'm fantastic at it. Sarcasm, people.
You looked so cute all dressed up
How did you ever agree?
All in pink, with mittens and slippers
And yet you are two, not three.
You never let me get you dressed
For church, or the library, or a meal
But you let her dress you in pink
I don't understand? What's the deal?
My little boy is a ballerina
Your accomplice is your sis
You came so happily to show me
You were in such bliss
No picture included...I took one but it was with my camera and is almost impossible to see.
4.) Post a vlog of yourself playing a Halloween prank on a family member or friend.
Pranks are awesome. Unfortunately I don't have any.
5.) Describe a favorite Halloween costume or moment you wish you had on video.
Describe a favorite Halloween costume or moment you wish you had on video.
Our family doesn't celebrate Halloween. We used to. But somewhere along the way we started not liking it. Lots of reasons.
First, the Lord convicted us. Our convictions are not necessarily right for your family. Nor do we judge others who aren't convicted our way. If you aren't convicted in the same way we are than it's fine for you to carry on. However, for us to not follow our convictions is a sin, FOR US.
Second, we felt like the spirit of the night was rather evil. Certainly it came from pagan origins but I'm not sure that is what got us. I mean, so did Christmas and we are celebrating it.
No, I think it had more to do with costumes, and haunted houses, and mean people doing mean things. I mean, some of those costumes are really scary. Some of the DECORATIONS are. My three year old gets scared just driving by some.
Next, it just didn't fit into our health(ier) lifestyle to go door to door for candy. Did we covet candy that much? That just seems counter to what we are teaching our children.
Lastly, no one missed it and our littlest ones don't even know it's a holiday. Is it even a real holiday?
AND bonus...we save money on not having to buy costumes or candy for others. (Though we do buy some for ourselves usually. And I always buy costumes on clearance, afterwards, for the dress up closet. Did you know they mark everything down 75%?)
Please feel free to comment or question or disagree. You won't change our conviction obviously, as God is the one who set this in our hearts. But I'm always open to other opinions and love learning why people do the things they do. So please, discuss away.