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But I Do Look Forward To …

31 Oct

I like Halloween, I really do. But as a parent there are some things I’ve found to be intolerable during this year’s Spooky Season.

I don’t look forward to waiting in line for forty minutes in order to see my kid in his elementary school Halloween parade.

I don’t look forward to having some mom in yoga pants get out of the comfort of her minivan and cut in line like it’s something normal.

I don’t look forward to being surround by the PTA Nazis and being assaulted with their stink eye during my parental enthusiasm when my son walked by.

I don’t look forward to parents invading my personal space with their 4000 zoom Private Investigator camera lens. You should have waited in line to get a better spot.

I don’t look forward to the crowded streets and congested roads of my small neighborhood during Halloween traffic. I already have Southern California traffic, Halloween happens to add a whole new dimension to it.

I don’t look forward to sorting out candy and finding Candy Corn.

I don’t look forward to the battle of bed time after the Kit Kat, M&M’s, Hershey, Reses Pieces, and Mr. Goodbar extravaganza.

But I do look forward to …

 

... Striking your best Superhero pose

… Striking your best Superhero pose.

 

... Watching It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with my kids every year.

… And watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with my kids every year. I like having tradition.

 

 

Weekly Image Of Life: October Magic

13 Oct

 

Insanity and chaos in the Superhero aisle of the Party City Costume store.

Overpriced pumpkin carving tools.

Crowded pumpkin patches with smelly petting zoos.

Pumpkin membranes and seeds all over your clothes, shoes, hair, walls and floors. They’re everywhere. Everywhere!

Your Jack-O-Lantern not really looking like a Jack-O-Lantern.

Walking for over an hour to strangers houses just to get a KitKat.

Watching It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown the week before Halloween, on the day before Halloween, on Halloween, and the day after Halloween. I’m surprised the DVD isn’t broken.

However, all of this is well worth it. It’s magic …  the magic of hanging out with my four-year old and one-year old. It’s October Magic.

 

 

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Host of Weekly Image of Life Challenge: This Man’s Journey