Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thinking About Halloween

Halloween is going to be different this year. Being in another house is just one reason.

With October just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for Halloween. Of course, we left most of our Halloween decorations at the old house which in turn meant that they were cleaned out ten days before we were told to have everything out so I don’t know exactly what we have left. Bitter? No. Okay, maybe a little. Bastards. Anyway, it is time to go through what we have and figure out if we’re going to decorate or not.

Part of me is all for decorating, as we’re in a new neighborhood with lots of kids, but another part is thinking it might be overkill given our financial situation. I don’t want to have a bunch of decorations out in the yard and then have to leave the lights off because we can’t afford candy to pass out. And being in a neighborhood versus a busy street without sidewalks or streetlights means more Trick-or-Treaters which means more candy which means more money we don’t have in the first place.

And so the dilemma continues. Do we man up and decorate for our favorite holiday (even though there is nothing holy about it) or do we pretend to be hermits and ignore it? Alas, a most difficult decision indeed.

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