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Oct 27 2010

The Halloween Grinch

By at 10:29 am

My daughter just turned 1 and we celebrated by giving her a cupcake and going to the zoo. I couldn’t bring myself to host a party. It was too cold to have it in the park and my apartment is already too small for the three of us. So, the idea of inviting over several couples and their offspring was not entirely appealing.

This is not what I expected from myself. That is to say, I thought that my entrance into motherhood would make me want to partake more in group activities, not less. But I couldn’t really get into all those mommy groups and playgroups. I just don’t feel like doing all the things I’m supposed to do.

But I’m a joiner, really!

And now it’s Halloween. And everybody is asking me what my daughter, Mika, is going to dress up as. And I’m getting that same itchy feeling as when people asked me about what I was doing for her first birthday. Do I really have to put her into a costume? What am I supposed to do, dress her up like one of her favorite things–a cracker shaped like a bunny?  A strawberry? Or that book with the flaps that makes animal noises?

I think on Halloween we’ll just stay home and look out the window at all the kids trudging through the streets in their funny costumes. And we’ll eat some strawberries and bunny crackers.

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3 Responses to The Halloween Grinch

  1. Oh, I am in complete agreement. And we moved to Israel to escape the whole thing…

    Oh wait. Purim cometh.

  2. Amy Deutsch says:

    Today I took my toddler to a sing-along where all of the kids were dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Abigail was just wearing some tights, a onesie and a tutu (which added up to being a ballerina–kind of) but some of those kids went all out. And it was really adorable.

    And I thought that maybe, just maybe, I should have gotten my kid a better costume. I guess I still have time, right?

  3. Matthue Roth says:

    Am I the only person in all of Kvellerdom that loves Halloween?! It’s a party! And you get to dress up! And you get to dress up your as the little sidekicks and Mini-Me’s that you’ve always wanted them to be!

    Sorry, Grinches. I’ll be spending *my* holiday with Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin. And I’ll eat more candy than all of you combined. And I’ll be laughing all the way to the dentist.

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