Halloween is a uniquely magical time of the year. Children turn into adults. Adults turn into children.
Halloween past was spent with my three nephews. With only a flashlight the three kids, dressed as ghosts, were shuffled from one house to the next. By the end of the evening, each bag was filled to capacity. What other time of year could a kid load up on a mountain of candy and other teeth-rotting goodies?
“Whatcha gonna be for Halloween this year?” is a dilemma for children this time of year.
Little girls opt for costumes like an angel or a princess. Cheerleaders and Cinderella are popular, as well as the Ice Queen Elsa or perhaps a teenybopper (complete with a poodle skirt).
Young boys want a costume that makes a statement. A zombie, maybe a vampire. Costumes like a Count Dracula, or Sorcerer Harry Potter are typical. Perhaps dressed as Batman, or Pokémon, even a pro football player complete only with an agent.
All the little skeletons, ghosts and goblins will come out of the closet this Halloween. So, get ready to have a spooky good time October 31.
When the neighborhood kids come to say “trick or treat,” be prepared to see a variety of costumes. This is the best part about Halloween. A kid can be whatever he wants to be.
Nancee Harrison is a past columnist for the Greene County Daily World. Visit www.blondeladywithdarkroots.com or email her at email@example.com or send comments to Nancee, Daily World, box 129 Linton IN 47441.