Saturday, October 31, 2009

I Like Bittersweet On Halloween


Now that the kid is a teen, I can see that that sweet version of Halloween -- the trick-or-treating, pumpkin-carving, cute monster Halloween -- is about over in this family. If memory serves, it will be replaced with vixen-girlfriend, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, take-a-cab-home Halloween. That more mature Halloween is now visible on the far horizon. Before, it was some other parent's problem.

In the meantime, I will try to remember when Halloween was all about what super hero costume he would beg for and how I got to eat the candy corn. And I will still make him go out with a flashlight.

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