|Halloween 2012: Our last pumpkin patch trip as a family?|
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I knew this day would come. After all, when I was in 7th, I made it my last year to go trick or treating until I was a senior and high school and it was somehow "cool" again. But our two oldest kids, ages 13 and 12 have opted out of Halloween fun this year. Kinda.
Our oldest (8th grade) will be marching with the junior high and high school marching band in our small town's Halloween parade. Traditionally, students wear some kind of Halloween garb as they make their way down the street playing haunting tunes before the official start of trick or treating. Our 12 year old, who is in 7th grade, didn't trick or treat last year, after we bought him a $50 costume because he made the basketball team and had a tournament that night.
|Pumpkin Patch 2013|
|Pumpkin Patch 2005|
I'm still a big kid at heart. I love decorating the house for Halloween. I love dressing up in a costume. I love taking the kids trick or treating.
|Pumpkin patch 2009|
Long story short, I know we all get older. Kids don't find the things cool they did when they were little now that they're teenagers. Blah, blah, blah. It's a part of life, but I don't have to like it. I just hope their memories of the pumpkin patches, the jack-o-lanterns, and costumes stick with them like they've stuck with me. Okay, pity party over, time for a candy apple.