Sunday, September 6, 2009

My favorite holiday!

It doesn't take much to make me happy. It also doesn't take much to upset me, but the fact that little things make me so happy is a huge part of who I am. One of the little things that makes me so happy is Halloween. If you read this last year, I talked a lot about Halloween. It's my favorite holiday. Pumpkin patches, cool weather, the smell of cinnamon, an excuse to hang out with friends on a school night outside in the dark, decorate the house with creepy decorations, dress up in costumes, and eat candy...what else could a kid want?

I don't trick-or-treat anymore. The last three years I quasi-trick-or-treated, following my cousins to a few houses while I hit up residents for donations to UNICEF. Last year on what was essentially the eve of my 16th birthday, my friends went trick-or-treating with me one last time. I really don't care about the candy. I never have. My sister always gives me a couple pieces, and that's all I want. I just like the actual activity. I love seeing how people decorate their houses, I like seeing the kids in costumes, I like being outside at night...the whole thing, it's just makes me really happy.

One thing I resent deeply when Halloween rolls around is my God-forsaken pretentious neighborhood where no kids trick-or-treat. I would LOVE to have people over for Halloween, decorate the house, and answer the door for trick-or-treaters. That would be so much fun for me who misses the hard core trick-or-treating days. I would have given up trick-or-treating years ago if I could still participate in the holiday by handing out candy.

We go to my old neighborhood to trick-or-treat, where I lived when I was little. I loved it there, and I have nothing but good memories of it. I guess it's a good thing that we moved because I will always remember it as I saw it when I was six. People decorate their houses for Halloween there. Lots of kids trick-or-treat there. I've always wished I still lived there, but I'm glad I don't because nothing's ever as good in reality as the fantasy you create in your mind.

When I grow up and have my own family, we're going to go all-out for Halloween. The house will be decorated, we will for sure live in a kid-friendly neighborhood, we will have the best candy, and I can't wait to take my kid out trick-or-treating for the first time.

Anyway, there's no way for me to be a part of Halloween anymore, but I always find ways. I was reminded of it when my friend and I were walking around outside last night and I felt a little cold. Then today, X-Entertainment Blog wrote about Halloween cookies (I love Halloween merchandising, too).

Too early for me to ramble about Halloween, September just started, but still. Even thought it means a school year's just beginning, October through December are my favorite months. Fall's awesome.



  1. Heh, this post put a smile on my face.

    Also, it's much for attempting to keep a normal schedule.

  2. You know why I love Halloween? Because it's ORANGE themed!!

    I trick or treated until I was 19. ;)

  3. You forgot that our baby will finish growing up around Halloween~