Halloween is great fun! I can honestly say it’s one of my favorite holidays.
Here’s the one holiday where you are allowed to dress up and go around asking people for candy. And they give it to you!
I remember how exciting it was going around town in my Halloween costume, getting candy from all of the neighbors.
Some years I would really score.
We’d go visit my grandparents in the Bronx (Co-Op City) and go up and down their apartment building visiting as many doors as I could (don’t worry, the grand’rents and the ‘rents made sure all the candy was good to eat).
And do you remember those old Halloween costumes?
You know the ones that came in a box and it was made up of a thin plastic mask with eye holes that hurt and the mask would be full of sweat before long (because it was a big piece of plastic covering your face) and it was held onto your head with an elastic string with a couple of staples that usually didn’t last the night and the body of the costume was a plastic sack-like piece you climbed into which also didn’t make it through the night?
Those were AWESOME!
I remember one year I was Chewbacca and another I was Yoda (I remember terrorizing my younger sister with those masks too. I was such a stinker!). I’m sure I was Superman and Batman as well.
I love being able to go through all that now through the eyes of my kids.
But have you seen the price of Halloween costumes these days?!?