There are few holidays I love more than Halloween. Scary movies, TV specials, awesome creepy decorations and a real excuse to play with knives (pumpkin carving.. what were you thinking? 😀 ). In raising a fabulous geekingling, one must initiate said geekling in all of the wonderfulness of October 31st.
The best part of Halloween is passing on all my favourite traditions to the geekling. Last year we took her to her first Haunted House- she did awesome, a loves skeletons. This year, we intiated her in to an Indiana tradition-The Headless Horseman Hayride. She’s now convinced the Headless Horseman is just vastly misunderstood- he’s really trying to help everyone! *headdesk*
Movie classics include A Nightmare before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentown. It’s just a matter of time before I’ve got her jumping around like SJP yelling “AMUCK AMUCK AMUCK.” Plus Bette Midler- every girl needs to be ras\iesd with a healthy love of Bette Midler and SJP.
She has been perfecting her zombie impression since she was two, so it’s the perfect time of year to pull that out (though it’s a year-round favourite). She loves costumes and can never pick one, so this is a greta time of year to pick up extra costume box supplies. (Parent tip: Shop Target clearance on Nov 1- it’s a costume box gold mine. Also good for derby girls looking to stock up on tights and kick ass boutfits)
Every Halloween brings its challenges and this year is no exception- her shcool has said no costumes. Un-American! Of course I see this as an opportunity to build the most un-costumey costume they’ve ever seen. Challenge accepted.