So I took my 14 month old trick-or-treating for the first time this year! She was pretty confused about what we were doing at first, but near the end of our trek around the neighbourhood, she got excited and started squealing and running between the houses. A fun time was had by all. 🙂
Considering I haven’t been trick-or-treating since I was about 14 years old, I wasn’t sure what to expect, taking my daughter out. It was our first time doing it in our neighbourhood. I was pleasantly surprised by how many people had decorated their houses. What struck me the most was how lovely and neighbourly everyone was. What other night of the year do you go out to all of the people in your neighbourhood, visit their houses and see what they’re like? It was so great to see how generous and sweet people were. And it made me realise how relieved I was to live in a neighbourhood like this, I have heard of others where no one talks to each other, or they have cases of petty crime and they all have an alarm system Home, or they simply just keep to themselves and it is a bit of a drab atmosphere. Here, we are all friends and it really is so nice, and I feel lucky to live here. Especially on holidays like this where my daughter can feel the magic of everyone around her.
As a pretty new parent, I worry about my child. And there are always scary stories about kids trick-or-treating and something bad happening, or some nasty things are found in their treats. But I am delighted to say there was nothing of that kind on our Halloween – and it reminded me that most people in the world are essentially good. We tend to dwell on the bad stuff, but really, we are all just regular people who enjoy giving, and seeing little sweet children be happy.
Looking for ways to green your Halloween, and find healthier alternatives to give out to trick-or-treaters? Here’s a round-up of green Halloween ideas, and what to look for in safe Halloween makeup.