Monday, October 25, 2010

Icky Decorations.

I'm not really a fan of Halloween. Never really have been. This is for a great variety of reasons that range from silly to serious. I've written about some of my more serious reasons before, and you can check them out here if you'd like.

But for now, I will share my current thought on Halloween. I think the decorations are creepy and icky! Seriously... I spend a lot of time trying to make my home a lovely, comfortable place to live. Why on earth would someone want to decorate it with spiders, skulls, blood, and deadness? Gross!

My next door neighbors have a few Halloween decorations up. Thankfully nothing too terrible. But I do have this guy peeking in my kitchen window at me.

What's worse than having a peeping Tom? a DEAD peeping Tom! I think I'm actually going to look forward to when Christmas decorations go up. Christmas decorations may be tacky, but at least they're not dead and gross.

Ps. Funny story... I was curious about where the term "Peeping Tom" came from. According to Wikipedia... he died for his peeping. So it kind of makes sense now to have a dead peeping Tom.

That doesn't mean I want him around.


KandiLand said...

I agree that Halloween decorations are just creepy! I don't do anything Halloweeny...I just put out a few pumpkins and gourds and usually we carve a pumpking with our daughter. We take her trick-or-treating and that's it!

It's funny that Tom died for his peeping. How fitting!

I read your serious post and it looks like you were in Thailand? Wow. I can totally see where you were coming from regarding the "darkness".

ELeeds said...

I think you have a good, non-scary, balanced way to spend the holiday where your daughter will feel like she's not missing out. I know a lot of families who will have absolutely nothing of the holiday, and the kids end up feeling like they missed out on the fun. Balance is good.

Yes, I spent a year teaching in Thailand. Actually, that is when I started the blog! It was truly an incredible time, and i grew a lot in who I am. I am always thankful I got that opportunity, and someday I would LOVE to go back.

leslie.kidd said...

I totally agree, too, that Halloween decorations are icky and creepy! It's started coming to Europe and I'm not a fan! I don't like them at all!

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