Friday, October 29, 2010
A little kid's holiday, right? Most of the best loved holidays are best when you're a kid. A magical time. Parents can go to great lengths to create and foster these magical beliefs.
Then one day, either by parent's choice, our choice or big mouth schoolmate's choice, we become aware of the truth surrounding our beloved figures and holiday. The sparkle or glow is never as bright again.
We have a choice. We can either make the most of it or settle for memories. My children are coming to the end of the parent fostered holiday magic. They haven't learned how to create their own magic and excitement. I can feel the difference. Decorating for Halloween this year felt more like I asked them to wash the dishes. Unlike the excitement shown a few years back that had them giggling from tree to tree as they hung pumpkins, bats and ghost in nearby bushes and trees. Excitement and joy are a choice.
Wishing you a happy safe Halloween!