With people all talking about their Halloween plans and what they do or don't do, I thought I better 'fess up. I don't like this time of year too much just because I am in the minority and I get uncomfortable with people's reactions.
My family doesn't celebrate Halloween. We treat the day the same as any other, except that we go out for dinner to a nice family-friendly restaurant since the crowds are gone! It is a very personal, prayerful decision that we made a few years ago.
Just to clear up a few misconceptions, I would like to say:
- We refer to October 31st as Reformation Day (because of Martin Luther).
- We don't think negatively of your family just because you participate in Halloween.
- We love kids in adorable costumes - so cute! And we LOVE candy!
- Our son does not feel deprived (I am not naive enough to think that all kids would feel this way.). He doesn't like dressing up very much and he thinks it's strange to get candy that you might not like from others when you have your own favorite candy right at home.
- We are friendly, happy people - really! :)
Well, now you know. And I feel better! Whatever you happen to be doing this Friday, I hope you have a safe and joyful day!
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