We wander around and pick our own pumpkin.
We take a knife in hand and carve holes.
We put candles inside and light them.
The glow they give off in the dark is magical.
We dress up like someone we are not and parade the neighborhood with friends and family.
We go out after dark to run, walk, talk, and play.
We spend a whole evening with Mom and Dad, brothers, sisters, and friends.
We collect a year’s supply of suckers, bubble gum,
bite sized chocolate bars, jaw breakers, and
Why some parents dread Halloween,
All of the above except
Spending time with their kids.
Cerita M. Hewett
October 30, 2015