The last few months have rolled through our lives likeÂ a runaway freight train. Â We’ve been surprised by one strange event after another, and at times it seemed as if there was barely enough time or space to take a breath.
Amidst the chaos I began asking the boys what they wanted to be for Halloween. Â I’m not big on store-bought costumes (no judgement here, it’s just a personal preference) so I try to give myself a little time to gather the inspiration and supplies to avoid anyÂ last-minute panic. Â They were having a hard time making up their minds, and somewhere along the way I lost the motivation (and necessary energy) to create anything. Â So around the first week of October I raised my white flag and declared that we were going to just stay home and hang out. Â Word spread and some friends of ours decided to join us.
And that’s how our first “Hallow-IN” celebration was born.
We dressed in our comfiest clothes, ordered pizzas, and plopped the kids in front of a movie while we chatted the night away. Â When the movie was over, we frosted and ate cupcakes and then everyone called it a night.
And it. Was. AWESOME.
Did I mention that it just happened to beÂ pouring rain? Â We didn’t have to modify costumes to protect against the weather or cancel any plans. Â The kids had fun (and never asked about candy), the adultsÂ were relaxed, and everyone was safe and warm. Â WINNING!