Oct 29, 2014

That Time Again....

But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, 
the spooky dangers lurking around the corner...

Halloween is soon upon us again.  Living in a condo it is rare to almost never that 
we have trick or treaters coming our way.  As per condo rules it just does not happen.

All around the world Halloween has taken a life of it's own. When I was a kid it was a
 day we looked forward to always.  The thought of just collecting tons of candy was enough 
to make any child excited for days.  The fact that one got sick after eating all that candy
 was just a minor annoyance.  Never stopped us and to this day I am sure it still does not 
stop most kids.  It's just a fun day at least it was then. Even kitties like it....
well their mommies and daddies like to dress them up just for fun.

Long time ago we were able to go around trick or treating on our own without fear of 
something terrible happening.  We were able to nibble on the candy as we got them.
 Today this has changed a bit.  At least here in the USA parents
 have to be extremely cautious.

Kids are now accompanied by an adult.  Warnings are issued for the kids to NOT
eat anything until they get home and to definitely throw away anything that is unwrapped.
Even so, kids around the world look forward to this day.  They dress up in costumes and 
they are out and about ready to have a good time.  Our little grand-daughter in Norway
 has already had a Halloween party, and Lilly our niece already went pumpkin picking.

When you are a child the wold holds only wonders and every occasion is magical.
That in itself is amazing and hopefully something they will not lose.

To all a very safe Halloween.  Don't forget that if you have a pet, please
make sure you take precautions for their well being.

If ever there was a holiday that deserves to be commercialized, it's Halloween. 
We haven't taken it away from kids. We've just expanded
 it so that the kid in adults can enjoy it, too...