I have so far circumvented my children from participating, generally speaking. They dress up every day of the year as princesses and ballerinas and cheetahs (their favorite animal of the moment.) I give them candy often enough. So why do we need a special day to do what we do nearly every day anyway? There. Hate me if you want, those of you who festoon your kids in Star Wars and Disney regalia. My mind will remain unchanged. If my kids push hard enough I may bribe them with Chuck E Cheese or some other nonsense, like a shopping spree down the Walmart candy aisle. But I will not apologize for my loathing of this day. Besides, my 4 year old said that Halloween is scary because of the stink bugs and spiderwebs that people put on their houses. If that's the case then, apart from maybe December and January, the rest of the year is Halloween around our house nonstop.
So I know this post is random and I'm mildly sorry about that. I couldn't figure out a better way to smoothly segue from the Irish hunger strike to Halloween, unless I referred to Halloween as a hunger non-strike, or maybe hunger assuagement (although spell check assures me this is not a word). So maybe it's best if I just stop talking now, except to say:
It's Friday, everyone! Have a happy weekend!