I am sure there isn’t one high school senior who hasn’t heard the question..What are you planning to do after high school graduation?
Heck, they probably hear this question a million times (well I exaggerate), since about Grade 10 from family, friends and teachers.
Why do we keep asking our children this?
I ask this because I recently had this discussion with my daughter, who is currently in grade 12 and is bombarded with this question in her daily life, directly and indirectly. And it is stressing her out! To be quite honest, it is stressing me out too!!
I have a confession to make. I actually HATE Halloween.
I hate dressing up.
I hate having all that temptation (read: bite size chocolate bars I end up eating 20 of) in the house.
I hate anything scary, or gruesome.
I’m not a fan of fake blood
AND, I’m super not into how on Halloween everyone seems to think they can turn any profession into something “sexy.” ie. Sexy nurse, sexy cop, sexy prison inmate… REALLY??
But, as a mom I have embraced the Halloween season with as much joy as I could muster for my kids. I decorate the house with fun – not scary Halloween decor and make cute bags of goodies for the dwindling numbers of trick or treaters.
On a side note, one thing I DO love about Halloween is seeing all the littles dressed up – parents following closely behind, carrying pillow cases filled with candy.
Our kids are older now – with two in university, they do their parties and costumes on their own and trick or treating with mom and dad has long gone by the wayside. Many of our Halloween traditions have faded away, but one remains. Every year I make Halloween BAT WINGS as our meal.