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Every year we spend a lot of time thinking about Halloween costumers. This year my little one had one request. She wanted to be something unique for Halloween. She thought about it and decide on a witch vampire, whatever that is! She took apart two costumes, using pieces of each, making herself look like a [...]

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Little Girl is 7. She loves dressing up and costumes so when it came time to plan for Halloween I expected her to ask for a store-bought option. She did, but when I nixed her choice (No, baby, I refuse to dress my beautiful little girl up as a dead cheerleader) and *she* nixed all [...]

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For a little kid, Little Girl has a big memory. She’s been talking about Halloween since July. “I wanna be ‘arina,” she told me. (Translation: She wanted to dress up like the Marina character on Fresh Beat Band.) “And Daddy will be Shout and you can be Kiki.” Hmmm. Okay, so right away I started [...]

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For anyone wondering: My day didn’t get a lot better on Friday until the kids were asleep. Big Girl lost it at religion over scrapbook stickers. She was asked to leave the table. She was crying on the couch as her friends and classmates left. As much as it killed me, I kept my mouth [...]

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My Personal Pre-Halloween Hell

This morning was not my finest as a parent. Not by a long shot. Big Girl had her first public school costume parade. Little Girl had her first nursery school Halloween party. It should have been a fun morning. Instead, there was yelling and panic and angst. Big Girl is dressing up like the storybook [...]

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Lenore Skenazy, the author of Free Range Kids, wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal today. In the story — ‘Stranger Danger’ and the Decline of Halloween — she laments parental fear. How we all worry too much. In fact, she says that Halloween has become a testing ground for new parental fears. [...]

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We went to a cute party on Monday night. A Junior Girl Scout troop threw a Halloween party for the Daisy and Brownie troops in the area. Katelyn wore the costume that she handpicked for herself. We’ve been reading a book series called The Fairy Chronicles. The first book was about Marigold, a flower fairy. [...]

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