I loved Halloween. It was MY holiday when the kids were little. I didn't have to share them with anyone. No going to grandparents. No spending the day doing things that were an obligation. It was pure joy. I worked all month on costumes. Daughter and I made the front page of the county newspaper at one Halloween parade.
We had just seen Cats at the National Theater and you can tell I was very impressed. I'm Growl Tiger. She's Jennyanydots.
My homemade costumes weren't always a hit. Dressing #2 Son up as Holly Hobby on his first Halloween was not well received. I still have the bonnet.
#1 son got better reviews that year even though he didn't look very happy about all that itchy tulle.
Once they were old enough to have an opinion they wanted store bought costumes like their friends.
Lucky for me Daughter was still young enough to let me make costumes for her.
Those sure were the good old days. Everything is canceled here this year so I won't bother hanging the vintage pumpkin lights in the front window.
I might be making our traditional donuts but just a few. I hate to use up all my baking supplies. I am having trouble getting things again. I need my stuff to last.