Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I like Halloween and fall in general. I like the Harvest/Fall festivals with baked goods & hand-made crafts for sale. We enjoyed pumpkin smoothies last night. As an adult, I prefer funny & clever costumes to scary ones.

A few weeks ago, DH & I went to a big craft store. They had Halloween decorations for sale. One of the decorations was a 'zombie' holding a head. That just doesn't sit well with me. I don't want headstones decorating my yard or skeltons sitting around. It brings me back to my dead baby and I don't want to think of her in those terms - creepy, scary, frightening.

She was a beautiful baby, so serene and peaceful. But I'll always be haunted by that day, the nightmare of a day when we lost our precious Sara.

Ethan's not dressing up this year. I borrowed a costume from my sister, my nephew was Bam-Bam from the Flintstones when he was 1.5 years old. Ethan didn't like it, he just liked to pet it, like a cat.


Ya Chun said...

I am not enjoying my walks lately as there is a rash of yards decorated as cemeteries - RIP headstone, some even with the names of the residents on them! That is just sick! I think, 'wow, these people must never have really loved someone that died." Doesn't it at least remind them of their grandparents or something?

I dont know if Halloween will ever be a lighthearted holiday for me again...

Petting the costume, eh? That's funny.

Monica H said...

I don't quite get it either. I guess cemeteries are supposed to be scary??? Maybe at one time (in a horror movie) they were, but being at the cemetery is peaceful for me.

Lori said...

Yes. Isn't it funny how something we once took as so light-hearted, ie. tombstones at Halloween is now something so "disgusting". I hate it! And now it makes me wonder how other people felt before I started feeling this way.

Yummmm...pumpkin smoothies. Think I'll have to look up a recipe!

Heidi said...

I don't like the "dead" things about Halloween either. My MIL tried to get Justin to be a zombie or mummy the Halloween right after Lucas died and I told her I wasn't interested in the "dead" part of Halloween (and am still not). Justin is an outlaw this year.

I have a styrofoam headstone in my classroom because we have a dead word wall (words that they aren't allowed to use in their writing), but I don't like the skeletons and such.