I have a confession.


There. I said it. Just so you know how serious this is, you have to know that I also hate all caps (QUIT YELLING, already) and excessive use of exclamation marks (use sparingly!!!! - overuse causes punctuation inflation).

I know some of you will protest, but I don't care. You can have your costume parties and your haunted houses . . . and your spiders and rats, and your masks and gory face paint, and your blood and maimed limbs, and your carved and smashed-in pumpkins. Enjoy. I'll be at home baking my pumpkin into a pie instead of carving it into a Jack-O-Lantern.

The past four years I have strategically, purposefully turned off all the lights or been gone that night. When we have littles, I will just buy them the candy they want on that day and we will go home and plan the menu for Thanksgiving.


  1. I'm not a big fan of Halloween either, even though it is my birthday. I hate dressing up so I don't because I'm the birthday girl and I'm not doing anything I don't want to on that day. Except when I have to work, of course. But at least once it's over it means that Thanksgiving and Christmas are on the way.

  2. You're not alone. Halloween is not my most favorite holiday. I really enjoyed it as a kid, but I don't like all the scary stuff, and trying to find a costume. I do enjoy carving a pumpkin though, but pumpkin pie is much better.

  3. Boooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. you are so funny lindsay. you know how i feel about halloween.... although i really love candy. booth got a fat lip the other day for scaring me, hhahahahah