Today is my favorite holiday of the year. Halloween! The spooky atmosphere, the costumes, the candy, there’s nothing I don’t adore about Halloween. I love Halloween so much that six years ago my wife and I threw a Halloween-themed wedding, where we required all our guests to wear costumes. Happy anniversary, sweetie.
What I love most about Halloween nowadays is that it’s no longer about me. I love this spooky holiday but it’s no longer about how I celebrate it. Now that my son is another year older and he comes to understand more about the world around him, Halloween becomes about how he’s going to celebrate it and how I’m going to help him get those precious, spooky memories. Time to pass on the hallowed traditions. No pun intended.
What I’m most excited about is being a dad on Halloween. In these early years of my son’s life there’s no pressure for me to have a creative costume or throw spooky parties. No, my role is to take him out Trick Or Treating, which is the heart of Halloween. My role is to make sure he’s safe and that he gets a good haul of candy, but I’ll be doing it in costumes that are as lame as possible because that is my right as Dad. As he gets older he’ll likely want to go out with his friends instead of being seen with his increasingly lame father, so I’ll treasure these outings while they last.
Happy Halloween, everyone!