Today is Halloween! A very “peculiar” celebration in some parts of the world, featuring the dead and the scary… Where it comes from? I haven’t researched that. I am sure there were celebrations of the dead way back when, thousands of years ago… Halloween may be a modern version of that. How candy got mixed into the equation, I hate to ask.
I will have to admit, both elements, scary and sweet, do not mix well with me… Not my cup’o tea to say the least, but if the kids love it…
This is when I learn to breathe and take a moment to just relax. Enjoying these times with my children, even if the event itself is not exactly the coolest activity in my book, allows me to take a step back and smile at their effort to dress up and have fun. My first readers will remember the photo of me in my Raggedy Ann doll dress last year. The kids did enjoy it and it was good to be able to sit back and not think of anything else, even if for just a few hours.
Here’s one way I’ve learned to transform a potentially not-so-pleasant event, into an opportunity to grow and go with the flow!