Hubby and I were talking tonight about whether he wanted to answer the door to trick or treaters on Halloween or hide in the dark and pretend we're not home. I've never been one to feel like getting up and down, answering the door and handing out candy, but he's always enjoyed it--he loves seeing the little ones all dressed up in costume. Now, though, since he can't get up and down like he used to and would need his wheelchair, the idea of answering the door every few minutes isn't as appealing to him.
When our kids were young, I was always the one to walk around the neighborhood with them--there was something kind of magical about being out on Halloween night. Everyone at the houses we visited seemed so cheerful and pleasant, and the other parents out with their kids were more friendly and open than usual. I miss those days sometimes!
So, this Halloween, we'll probably pretend to not be home. I have big quilting and TV watching plans; in fact, I've added a widget to the bottom of my blog, counting down the time to the Ghost Hunters live broadcast. After that, maybe I can find a scary movie or program to watch while I sew. I may not be dressed in costume, collecting candy from the neighbors, but that doesn't mean I can't scare myself silly and enjoy the occasion!
Our office will have a party that day, and the dress up theme this year is political characters. Early on, I was thinking about dressing up as Monica Lewinsky, but the couple times I looked at Goodwill, I couldn't find a suitable blue dress. My friend Teri had the same idea, and she DID find the perfect dress today. Frankly, I'd rather spend my "off" time sewing and crafting than coming up with a costume anyway, and at this point, I'm just about sick to death of politics! If some idea strikes me that's simple and easy between now and then, maybe I'll "dress up." I'm such a party pooper, aren't I?! My alternate idea was to go as Osama bin Laden. Well, I guess "go" isn't quite the right word, since my idea was to just not show up for work at all and, just like bin Laden, no one would be able to find me!
So what about you? Do you have any Halloween plans?