So here we are, 1 week till Halloween and I’m grumpy. I always seem to be grumpy at the end of October~ no snow, too early for Christmas decorations and that dreaded “H” word!! Gahhhh!! I hate it! If there’s a Hell on earth it exists in Halloween. Today while shopping, the seasonal aisles were all bustling with parents and kids seeking out the final touches(or in some cases, the whole costume) of their would-be Halloween costumes. I was annoyed that the bulk of the products consisted of items related to ghosts, witches, vampires, grim-reaper, Darth Vader, bandits and murderers. Seriously, HOW did we get here? I cannot believe how completely violent the costumes have become and all in the name of “fun”??? I don’t get it, I never will.
I dressed up once or twice for Halloween when I was around 11 or 12. I begged my mom to be able to go trick or treating with my friends. And yes, I have taken my little kids out~ they’re not so little anymore. Each year, it sickens me that the kids have to wear costumes to school or the number of invites they get to Haunted House parties. Death, the grave, and the devil……..well, they have been conquered by Christ but somehow our world is hell-bent on re-energizing them and glorifying them each year. I could go on but I will refrain. Sometime this week I will post on how to redeem this un-hallowed non-holiday but for now answer this poll for me to see if I’m all alone in my feelings or if there’s others who feel the same.