We aren't really sure how we feel about it though. We don't really like celebrating Halloween and what it stands for. Yet, we have done so each year in part because society and some of our family expects it. In the same sense it is fun to dress the girls up and see their excitement over the outfits. We aren't big candy eaters, so this day is special for the older girls in that we will let them have a bit more than normal.
At this point the girls haven't asked any questions about what exactly Halloween is. We also know that we don't want to shelter them from the real world. They will learn about Halloween at some point. Whether or not we are celebrating it then is going to have to be something we come up with over the years after many talks and much prayer.
Zoelle & Meridian-Halloween 2009
We know some families choose to do something at their local church, or mall, or even just to stay home and have a fun filled game/movie night as a family. But then we always find ourselves asking, "Isn't that the same as celebrating it, without using the word Halloween?". Sigh...we don't know. All we know is that for this year, and for our family we will be going out.
What do you do on October 31st? Do you celebrate Halloween? If not, what do you do?