Ava, My Favourite Family

Ava’s not very keen on Halloween

I think this is probably be the best photo I have ever taken. It was two years ago at Ava’s nursery Halloween disco. It pretty much sums up how I feel about Halloween.

Ava 'enjoying' Haloween in 2013

Ava really getting in to the Halloween spirit.

Not a popular way of thinking, I’ll admit. I don’t like all the ghosts and spiders and witch decorations that are about at this time of year. I want my house to look pretty, not scary!

I don’t like trick or treaters, unless they are under ten. Fair enough if you want to traipse around in the freezing cold, dark nights, but I for one, cannot think of anything worse! My mum used to hand out satsumas instead of sweets, and asked the kids to come back and sing Christmas Carols in December. Word soon spread to avoid our house!

I normally take a different approach. I turn off all the lights and hang out in one of the rooms that doesn’t face the street, and pretend there is none at home.

But now that we have kids, we do let them take part by getting them costumes. I only ever get them cats though, and borrowed a pumpkin from a friend for Ava’s first Halloween.

I don’t want to make Ava scared of bats and spiders. Well, given her latest tricks I wouldn’t mind if she was a bit scared of spiders but Ava has a very active imagination (just like her mother) and is already freaked out by a song they’ve been singing at school. She says she can’t sleep as there’s a ghost behind her.

Am I the only one who doesn’t like Halloween? For me, the only good thing about it is that after it’s all over, Christmas can get going!

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  1. karmaqueen2000

    29th October 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Funny – I totally love Halloween but it is my birthday on the same day so it’s always been a celebration for us and I’ve passed that on to my kids. We don’t do trick or treating though – I’m not massively fond of the dark or the cold.

    1. Becky Pink

      29th October 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Ah happy birthday for the weekend! I hope you have a very fun (and warm!) evening xx

  2. Picking Up Toys

    29th October 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Now that is an awesome face lol!I quite like Halloween but totally agree the trick or treaters are a pain when they get over 10,last year we had 2 kids that came back several times thinking if they swapped masks it would fool us,duh. x #throwbackthursday

    1. Becky Pink

      29th October 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Ha ha what cheeky kids!! This year we are going to answer the door up to seven o’clock and after that it’s lights out, no one at home! Xx

  3. Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)

    29th October 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I’m not a massive fan but kind of like it! My Mum hated it so I reckon it’s rubbed off a bit. I will do stuff for my daughter this year though!! I love Ava’s face…just perfect and caught at the right moment. Thanks for sharing with #throwbackthursday and see you soon x

    1. Becky Pink

      29th October 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks Sarah, it makes me chuckle every time I see it. Yeah I think it’s probably one of those things that gets passed down the family so we’ll see if Ava warms up to it as she gets older! Xx

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