When I was growing up, my parents made these elaborate Halloween costumes. Hand made, like with a pattern and sewing machine, and paper mâché heads that slipped on, made weeks before. Incredible. Even more incredible, I got absolutely none of the genes that made my parents do that.
I am lame at Halloween. My husband finally called me out on it this year. I said it just isn’t important to me. He said, “Well, it is to our kids”. OK. Fortunately, my Silly Sister In Law gave me a costume that is far and away better than what I would have come up with for Maybelle, and we will get A.P. suited up in something snazzy too.
For those of you in and around Grand Rapids, GR Now has a link with a great compilation of Halloween and Fall stuff, like:
- Haunted Houses
- Hayrides & Corn Mazes
- Halloween Parties
- Cider Mills & Pumpkin Patches
- Family Activities
- Entertainment & Festivals
- Costume Shops
- Fall Color Tours
I also put up a nice big button in my sidebar, just to show what a big effort I am making. I think all this extra energy I am putting into Halloween this year definitely deserves lots and lots of extra candy, don’t you?