This week we're traveling back to our most memorable Halloween. Did you dress up and go door to door growing up? What was your favorite costume?
My main memory from growing up was that I was always either a gypsy or a pioneer woman... maybe a clown once or twice. We didn't go out and buy a costume, we just went with what we had. The gypsy was a long full skirt, ruffled shirt, big hoop earrings and a scarf. I loved dressing up. It didn't really matter to me what I was dressed up as. Mom would take me to local houses before dark and that was about it. One year when I was really too old for trick or treating me and my bff Darla were at her house and thought candy sounded pretty good. We dressed up as silly as we could and headed out to ring doorbells. It was fun even as a teenager.
I think it is more fun being the parent. My kids love dressing up and Amanda loves it more than any of the others. She is going to be tinkerbell this year. Emelia is Minnie Mouse, and Izzy is going to be a cowgirl! Bailey told me he was too old to dress up this year but will help pass out candy at the trunk or treat we are going to at church.
I know that there are terrible origins for Halloween, but for our family (and mine growing up) it has always been only about the cuteness of dressing up and the fun of that. Nothing negative. I am sure there is something negative about most holidays but we don't choose to celebrate them for that. It is just what you do in the fall... dress up and eat lots of candy!
Here are a couple of pics of Izzy dressed as a 50's girl last year...