I’m aware that Halloween has gone already, but the annoying “having no time” condition you’re now familiar with, my dear readers, didn’t let me be faster! I actually just realized that I haven’t published anything for the last two weeks.
Despite Halloween being gone I wanted to share my experience with you because I hadn’t had such a good fun like this year for ages.
I’ve always been curious of Halloween and attracted to it, but before living abroad I’ve always seen it as some event happening somewhere else.
When I was young, in Italy we celebrated Carnival in February and for that occasion we dressed in costumes (although less spooky). For the New Year’s Eve there were fireworks.
When I moved to Ireland I was shocked because there were no Carnival nor New Year’s Eve fireworks.
On the other hand there was the Halloween celebration that mixed a bit of both traditions.
Despite being attracted and intrigued by Halloween, I hadn’t appreciated it until this year. Yes, I went to a party or two and I prepared the candies for the trick or treating kids in the past, but this year has been different.
I have to thank my child, whose involvement was crucial!
Being Maya older this time around and with the excuse of her being more involved and demanding, my inner child went wild!
I carved my first pumpkin ever using just a simple spoon and knife to do so. Despite that it was an acceptable job.
Also my company organized a Halloween Party for kids. Since I didn’t manage to the one thrown for adults I decided to dress along with Maya. Of course I dressed as pirate! Yarrr!
They organized face painting and pumpkin carving and delicious hot food for the families.
I carved my second pumpkin there, using the simple plastic useless looking carving set, and my job looked much better. I managed to carve a cat pumpkin!
But the day wasn’t over.
In the evening I decided to bring Maya to trick or treat in the neighborhood with a neighbor friend.
She’s from China and, like me, never trick or treated before.
I’m genuinely still not sure whether our daughters or us enjoyed more the whole event, but we were so happy and giggling.
We kept repeating we should do it every year.
Maya fell a couple of times running around and after her older friend with her short chubby legs, but she had such a great fun!
The booty as well was consistent! We managed to fill half of a very big bag, the one you get when you go in the toy stores!
Nothing special or magnificent happened, a part for the fact that we all enjoyed our Halloween day like I wouldn’t think possible.
So, even if in late, Happy Halloween!
And how did you spend the day? What did you dress as? Let me know in the comments!