Saturday, 11 October 2008
by Mama PigWhen you have as many children as I do, you start to think about holidays months in advance. Somehow though, Halloween has very quietly come around without me noticing. We usually have our costumes picked out in August and purchased by September. Where in the world did the last two months go?
For C this will be a piece of cake. He is obsessed with super heroes and has an array of costumes to choose from. The problem will be which one he wishes to be that night. Little E is getting a hand me down from W. A good friend made W her first Halloween costume, and being the now reformed pack rat, I saved it. It is the others that I am worried about.
This brings to mind the question: how old is too old to trick or treat? I am in the camp that thinks as long as you make an effort to put some sort of costume together, I will happily give you candy whether you are six or sixteen. I have some friends that feel quite strongly there should be some sort of cut off and are enforcing it with their older children. I am pretty confident that J1 and W will be enjoying the night with a group of friends, going around gathering candy. I think at that age it is more about being out and about than it is about getting the candy.
What is your child going to be for Halloween? Is there a cut off for your kids or do you think as long as they are in the spirit of the day they should be allowed to enjoy?