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A witch and her cat

We don’t do trick or treating because we don’t. There is some debate about celebrating Halloween, and we try to avoid debates if possible. Instead we figured a way to avoid breaking our daughter’s hearts with all the fuss that is Halloween (who doesn’t like spookiness, dressing up AND CANDY… c’mon?) So to be courteous to our cute wee neighbors and avoid having our girls view religion as an oppressive force, we resolved to dressing in costume while greeting the trick or treaters with candy. I say a pretty good compromise, and it eliminates the extra sugar from the equation. A win win really!

Mei went to school dressed as (according to her) a “demon fairy” in a red tutu covered in skulls, with a skull wand, and skull wrist bands. When she came home she wanted to dress up like The Green Wicked Witch of The West from The Wizard of Oz “Grabby, you can be my cat!” in which she received an excited “Meow!”

It was a crazy fun day, and the girls got to eat some candy from the leftovers.



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4 responses »

  1. They look beautiful 🙂

  2. No, the pleasure is absolutely mine. It’s hard to parent young kids, especially when there are certain very popular holidays that one may not celebrate. The fact that they are commercialized so much, makes it even harder! What kid doesn’t like dressing up, and scary stories and candies. I struggle with how to raise the girls, with a strong sense of deen, while at the same time not making it seem like it’s oppressive. Halloween is just one of those times for us. You just gave such a wonderful idea and for that, I thank you again sweet friend.

  3. They look great and it seems they still have plenty of candy left!


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