OMG- Finally this stupid day is coming to an end and we finally can stop seeing all those orange pumpkins as well as all the stupid stuff that comes with it. I wasn't born in the USA so I never knew about 10/31 until I arrived here 15 years ago.
I worked for a family who was REALLY big into decorating for 10/31 and they did dinner parties and everything, and I just hated it. I don't think 10/31 and Christianity go together and you can come and tell me everything about the harvest and whatever. We don't do that.
When Mika was almost 2 we took him to the pumpkin patch. It was the 1st and only time we did that. We won't take him again. I won't take baby L there either. I don't care what people tell me, the whole month of October is based on a pagan celebration that I don't wanna take part of.
'Oh you're so boring! You're not even gonna let your kids dress up!' Nope. I won't. My kids won't dress up EVER as anything. There's gonna be no superheroes, no princesses, no scary stuff. I don't care what people come and tell me about letting your kids play dress up. I don't do that.
Everybody thinks this day is so silly, and they take cute photos with the kids with their costumes, and blah blah blah and it's just SO MUCH MORE than that. My son is 3 years old and he doesn't know who Batman, Spiderman, Ironman is. He's not adoring any superhero or pretending to be a wizard, or a ninja turtle. He's a 3 year old boy who likes fast cars, who enjoys watching shows about nature and bugs, who is still a sweet little boy with a sweet little heart I have to protect.
So no. We don't do that and whatever... it's not fun.