After I came out about our family's lack of holiday spirit (every holiday, mind you), I felt greatly relieved. So much so that I actually celebrated Halloween with the kids. Please don't die of shock.
Ben worked all weekend, so I decided to take the kids to our church's trunk or treat and chile cook off.
It. Was. Hard. After arriving, I kept asking myself why in the world I even went. I did have a good reason. Truly. I cannot use the excuse of Ben's absence to abstain from out-of-the-home activities. So, I will go when I can and do my best to make it fun for the kids. I don't know how to describe the event in greater detail without sounding too negative, but I will say that I am proud of myself for staying through the dinner and not breaking down. I waited until after we left to cry. Go me!
Ben worked Halloween day, so we were able to take the kids trick-or-treating to a few houses that night. It was worth trucking through our cold and deserted neighborhood to hear Emily say, "trick or treat!"
I guess I could share photos with all of you. (In case you are wondering, Ben nor I dressed up. That would have been too much effort.) I am so very proud of myself for getting the kids in their costumes two days in a row.
Andrew kept his costume on long enough for me to take this picture, and then he acted like a one-year old by ripping it off and throwing it at me. Silly boy.
Emily loved being a "pincess." Since she has never seen a Disney movie, I don't think she has any idea what that means, but she did enjoy the dress, the tiara, and the wand thingy.
I like this new freedom I feel from the holidays. It makes them kind of fun!
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