I am the Grinch who stole Halloween.
Confession: I took all of our Halloween decor down two days ago.
Now before you pass judgment, keep this in mind: We have been in Halloween-mode around my house since THE FOURTH OF JULY.
No. I am not joking.
Remember when my kids brought out the 4th of July decorations on St. Pattie's Day? Well, they caught a full-blown case of Halloween Fever on Independence Day. We have been drawing ghosts, crafting spooky crafts, telling scary bedtime stories, eating creepy meals by candlelight (We've really enjoyed those!), trying on various costumes, watching the Halloween cartoons, drawing sidewalk chalk graveyards, reading favorite Halloween poems, chanting spooky rhymes, and "BOO-ing" (loudly) in each other's faces since mid-summer.
So far this month we have been to two Halloween parties, visited two pumpkin patches, gone on three hay rides, eaten one bag of candy corn, and carved eight pumpkins (three of which we actually grew ourselves).
And we've still got TWO Halloween parties, a Halloween Parade, and a TRUNK-r-TREAT coming our way this weekend.
So, I ask you...Can you blame me for wanting to lay this holiday to rest???
It's been a lot of fun...but R.I.P. Halloween 2010!
PS - Just when I was feeling my Grinchiest, my visiting teachers from church showed up with this temple-themed treat. And I could feel my black heart growing three sizes...or maybe that was just my waistline...
PPS - I forgot to mention...Guy wants a "spooky Halloween birthday party" next month.