This week we are looking back over our many years of roaming the hallways and sidewalks while on Halloween parade. Like clockwork, with the changing of the classroom calendar from September to October each year, we would begin our traditional fall transformation. It had become, inarguably, the highlight of the season . . . for us, anyway! And it's details would become as guarded as any rare and precious museum gem.
|Even before KBound, we were original!|
Everything else in our home and school lives was put on hold and it was a time that very few others got a peek into. . .
And, so it would go that we would top-secretively hole up in one or the other's classroom during lunchtime to plan and create, make mad runs to Hobby Lobby after long days at school, and call/text into all hours of the night like pre-occupied, little school girls who just couldn't hang on until the very next day. It was all in an effort to ensure the BEST, most amazingly FUN costume for Halloween. Like preparing for Thanksgiving or Christmas festivities, sometimes the actual process of counting the days, sneaking and scrambling to get it all done, and anticipating the big day is even more enjoyable than the product! Just maybe.
At the time, we really thought all of our efforts were to entertain the children.
At the time, we kinda knew that we were out to impress our peers.
As it turns out, we really were just carving out time to BE kids again. For one entire month we had an excuse to be silly and carefree. When Halloween arrived, we made our grand entrance... costumes revealed. We celebrated our joy of creativity, dress-up, and childlike wonder amidst ghoulish cries and haunting warnings of doom. Another Halloween had come. And already we couldn't wait to take down the next September calendar so that we could start the fun again...
SO, whether you are dressing yourself up, dressing little ones up, or enjoying others dressed up this week, take a moment to recall your own Halloween memories. What brings out the kid in YOU?
This post is for our moms, who lovingly spent hours and hours hand-sewing costumes for us year after year after year. THANK YOU for making us feel amazingly special and for inspiring us to grow up to enjoy making so many of our own costumes, too. Our only regret is that neither of you had a craaaazy buddy to create them with ;) ;)