We are gearing up for Halloween next week – that is if gearing up means only thinking about all the things we have to do for the Halloween party without actually doing them.
Lizzie plans to be a police officer and if not that then a soldier and if not that then a race car driver. Rosie wants to be a princess or Snow White or a mermaid or Scooby-Doo or a pumpkin. It just depends on her mood when you ask her.
Last year, I was a knight and my girls have informed me that I cannot wear the same costume 2 Halloweens in a row. Two years ago I was a “tired mommy” no costume required. This year I could go as “really tired mommy” and yes, those bags under my eyes are real.
Misiu also doesn’t have any costume ideas. We don’t want to do any topical costumes because the kids won’t know who we are supposed to be – so no Bella’s or Jacob’s or Lady Gaga’s for us. Misiu supports all my costume choices (nun, nurse, Little Red Riding Hood, pirate) as long as the word “naughty” is placed in front of the costume name.
Our Halloween will start either at our apartment or at our neighbor’s downstairs. Then we go trick-or-treating only to the neighbors who have previously agreed to allow us to trick-or-treat them. We also trick-or-treat our own apartment ;) and then go inside for the party. The kids play games and eat too much candy while the adults chat and eat pumpkin pie. It’s a lot of fun.
It is in no way our intention to bring Halloween to Poland. My children (2 little American citizens) have never been to the US. I am aware that their connection to the States and to the traditions of my family rests on my shoulders. Halloween is part of me, part of my childhood, and I want to share it with them. Fortunately, my cool neighbors understand that and want to help me share this tradition with my children. Thanks “from the mountains” neighbors ;)