If I’m being honest with myself and the rest of the world…Halloween isn’t my forte. It’s not that I don’t like it, I just don’t get crazy over it. I am not the mom that brings out her box of Halloween decorations and covers the house in spider webs and spooky inflatables. I am not the mom that makes the costumes from scratch with a smile on her face. Lo siento chica but all that festive crap isn’t happening over here. So now you know my truth, my dark secret. Originally I was going to write about how I just don’t really care about the holiday and how that’s okay but then I was like NO, take the challenge! Be THAT mom, be the crazed Halloween mom! Y pues here we go…time to get real. All I can say is I tried.
Challenge 1: The Costume
I asked my daughter what she wanted to be for Halloween, she said a demon…umm okay we can do that. A couple of weeks later she changed her mind, the demon idea was in the trash. I was given the bright idea to let her scroll the Target website and choose a costume. YES, great idea…this will be easy and fast. She literally scrolled through the whole thing with a blank expression and you guessed it…NOTHING! At this point I’m just like TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT TO BE SO I CAN BE A GOOD MOM AND MAKE IT FOR YOU!? Y nada, she doesn’t know, I’m stressed. Bring on the next challenge.
Challenge 2: Decorations
This one was actually really easy, we went to the 99 cents store and they had the most beautiful Halloween decorations! Everything was El Dia De Los Muertos themed, it was perfect. The skulls were glittery and colorful! My daughter knew which decorations she wanted and picked out decorations for the kitchen table. Along with cute kitchen decorations, we put out the awful spider webs that get everywhere and little trinkets in the living room. I was never really into decorations but watching my daughter have fun was worth it. I would say challenge 2 was completed.
Challenge 3: All the Halloween Classics
Alright this is something I knew was going to be a walk in the park. I do love all the Halloween classics, such as Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus and of course The Nightmare Before Christmas! Well I hate to bust your bubble but my daughter isn’t into movies. As soon as I tried to put a movie on, she would reach for the tablet and put something on that had slime in it. I ended up watching the movies by myself with a glass of red wine.
After this tiring challenge my conclusion is that we still aren’t crazy about Halloween in the De Leon house. I have absolutely no idea what my daughter will choose to be for Halloween and she could care less about movies. Pero, the best part about all this was the time I spent with my daughter and the memories I’ve created for her to look back on. She might not grow up and say “oh my god, Halloween was the best’’ but I know we’ll sit and laugh about how we tried really hard to be Halloween fans.