Hello all, and happy Halloween! Today is my favorite holiday of the year, and I’m happy to celebrate it. Trick-or-treating is just about over on my end, but I would still like to say a little bit about what Halloween has been like throughout my life.
Halloween has always been something I’ve gotten excited about. Above you can see me in my go-to costume that I wore for years—the lion. My twin brother went as a tiger and my older brother used to go as Charizard. There was a local Halloween parade that we went to every single year, throwing out candy and having us catch it in our bags. And later on we would get to walk around to the stores and have things handed out to us by the store owners. There were these nice people that would give us fortune cookies every year and I distinctly remember looking forward to that.
I still remember the most memorable house I ever went to. It was in my old neighborhood, probably 12 years ago. I walked up to the house as usual, and when I get there, I see these people absolutely all out. There was a load of candy there and beautifully done decorations inside and out. I’d know the inside because they invited me in just inside the doorway. And, right after I grabbed my Crunch bar from the bowl, someone pops out from the side and growls “grab your candy and run!”. And that’s exactly what I did. I made a run straight for my dad because I was so scared.
Nowadays, things are more tame because of my age and my location in my new neighborhood. I’m mainly focused on my candy, which we bought way too much of this year. I was supposed to go trick-or-treating for the last time today, but I held off and handed out a large amount of candy to a small number of people. It’s alright though, and although I got pretty let down from the amount of kids and the Halloween parade was supposed to be cancelled due to rain, I’m hoping next year will be better.
I also worked at a haunted house this year, but more detail on that later! For now, have a great night, enjoy your (or your kids’) candy, and count down the days till next year.