Hating On Halloween

Every year when Halloween rolls around again, I’m convinced that I don’t like the holiday. I have a vague recollection that I might have liked it the previous year, but it makes no sense how that could be true.

What is there to like about Halloween? Nothing.

There are quite a few things that I dislike about Halloween. I have no problem listing them off as the holiday approaches.

Halloween is stressful. No one seems to understand my need to clean the front entryway and stairs on Halloween. You know people will be judging me as they peer through my front door, right? There’s not enough time to explain that I am a Mom of three and every single person in this family drops all their worldly possessions at the door the minute they enter the house. Also, I have no idea how to get my closet door back on the track so it will close. Yes, my life is a mess, thank you very much. Where’s the sign that says my children are making memories?

Even the few parts of Halloween that I do look forward to are stressful. Last year we didn’t even carve pumpkins. I was in my third trimester of pregnancy, working full time, and likely sick. Pumpkin carving was carved right off my to-do list. Even this year, we put off carving the three pumpkins until a few hours before trick-or-treating because it was the only time in the last few weeks when my husband was able to participate with us.

Finally we are all together and can carve our pumpkins! #familyfun #halloween #pumpkin #jackolantern

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