I will admit, I hate Halloween. I pretty much dislike the whole idea behind it. But, having a toddler, I’m pretty much forced to get into it.
We’ve made it fun this year. We have gone apple picking, to the pumpkin patch and carved our pumpkins. It also helps that Jack’s birthday is in October.
Anytime we see yards that are decorated for Halloween, Jack gets really excited and says that it’s for his birthday. This also the first year that he has told us what he wants to dress up as. That makes it fun. I feel like we are not just following tradition of costumes and trick or treating. We are doing it because Jack wants to.
I’m a total fan of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanksgiving is my favorite by far. Nothing like the fall colors, the big meal and time with family. Then comes time to decorate for Christmas. I just love everything from October to New Year’s Eve.
I have a feeling though, that someone has been giving Jack the scoop on Christmas. Or at least what toddlers think about Christmas.
He was looking through a discovery toys catalog. Everytime he found a toy he’d say, “OOOHHH!!! Mom! Santa Claus is going to bring me this!” To me, celebrating the holidays with a toddler who is starting to understand the different holidays is going to be a blast. Jack is going to give a whole new light to our lives this holiday season!