Howling at the Meanies
What is the deal with Halloween–what does it mean to you? Is it the chance to eat so much candy you’ll be up in the middle of the night wishing you could puke? Only to sneak into your younger brother’s room and start on his?
Or do you spend weeks figuring out (and better yet, sewing!) the fabulous costume with which you will transform yourself? Maybe you’ll dress-up as a joke, and enjoy laughs all night. Or, maybe you’ll go in a darker direction and become a villain for the evening. As Bellatrix Lestrange I had a good time practicing my curses!
Dressing up–and acting out–can work just as well when applied to pumpkins. I love to make ours interactive in some way, though I’m not sure the little guy on the right is having fun anymore.
Whatever your reason, my guess is there’s a healthy dose of imagination to your Halloween. And, along with that, a chance to laugh at things you wouldn’t normally. Which might be why Halloween is such a favorite of mine. If you look at the list we’ve created:
- Role-playing and/or getting out of your skin and into someone else’s
- Creative expression
- New experiences
- Facing your fears in a safe way, often with humor
That looks a lot like the reasons we read, and the reasons I write, as well! The candy is just a bonus–but one I won’t say no too. 😉
High-five for Halloween!
Let me know how you’re embracing your inner October, and enjoy all the Tween posts going up today!