Last year I posted about my hatred of Halloween.
This year I’ve had close to 600 views of my “Halloween Hater” post from people searching for pumpkin carving patterns.
Oh the irony…
This year I still hate Halloween.
First of all I hate Halloween because I can still never spell it right on the first try.
Secondly I hate it this year because I’ve completely lost my voice today.
Here is what I can report about being voiceless:
-Screamfree parenting is one thing… parenting in whispers and hand signals is too much.
-Puppies do not stop chewing on toys when you whistle, clap or stomp at them across the house.
-Small children do not stop coloring on your new drywall that got installed YESTERDAY when you whistle, clap or stomp at them across the house.
-“They” say that if you talk quite others around you will lower their voice to match yours.
Lost voice aside, other preparations for my least favorite holiday are going…… well they are going.
A few weeks ago we made some fun lanterns for the table.
This weekend we did some pumpkin carving.
Now with the big day finally here there are costume wars going on. Decisions made in the last weeks are suddenly not OK and fights are cropping up. Meanwhile I try to whisper alternatives and peace making strategies and, in a moment of something decidedly not screamfree parenting even without a voice, threaten to cancel trick or treating for my children altogether.
Because if we are all being honest, I’m only in it to steal their candy and I bet I could get a big bag on sale at Wal-Mart tomorrow for at lot less trouble!