Is it just me, or does Halloween seem to be a bigger and bigger holiday every year? People are fascinated by it for some reason. Houses are decked out with orange lights and corpses hanging by their necks from trees. It’s that time of year when everybody in the blogosphere has something to say about Halloween, either that it’s harmless fun or that it is full of evil and should be avoided.
After careful consideration, we have decided that Halloween is a fun holiday for dressing up and getting candy. We carve pumpkins but we don’t get into the gory decorations or costumes. Although I don’t think they would be interested anyway, we don’t allow the girls to dress up as witches, monsters, ghosts, etc.
Daisy was talking about this issue a couple of weeks ago, when her daughter, E, made a card for a friend with witches and zombies on it. I also read an interesting post this weekend that goes into detail about the history of Halloween, arguing that Christians should “Take back Halloween!” The post is long, but worth reading.
So what do you think about Halloween? I asked Georgia tonight what Halloween is all about. She said, “Treats!” and after thinking for another moment, added, “Dressing up!” Sounds good to me!