It is the last day of October already! Hope everyone is doing okay. We are also doing fine over here. At the beginning of the month, I signed myself up for the challenge to blog everyday for 30 days and my report card is out. I failed woefully. All through the month I was just able to blog 10 times. If it was WAEC, this is obviously an F9. I am not giving up though. The month is over but the challenge is still on.
Today 11th day of the challenge I am talking about my favorite quote. I love quotes. I used to keep a book where I wrote quotes when I was in secondary school and early years of university. It served as a means of inspiration for me. With the advance of technology, I keep my quotes on my phone now. I will just share a couple today.
Today is the last day of October and also Halloween Day. I never had a problem with Halloween before. I don't celebrate it because I don't understand what it is that is being celebrated. Is it the harvest season, ghosts, dead people..... and how did candy come into the equation? I never really bothered. Now my children are of school age and the Halloween talk has been going on in my household.
"Mummy, why don't we have pumpkins?"
"Mummy why do they have those scary skeletons and stuff on their lawn"
"Mummy, what are you going to be for Halloween? I want to be a princess. I want to be a fire-fighter"
"Mummy, are we going trick or treating?"
I still don't know the history of Halloween or how it came about or why people have to dress up and beg for treats from strangers. I don't get it.
Raising children in a culture different from the one I was born and raised in can be a challenge sometimes. Even though something tells me even if the origin is evil, with its commercialization, the lines are really blurred now. So we had some talks about it, first off that mummy doesn't know what Halloween is all about but I will find out it is my responsibility to take care of them and keep them safe so we wont be going door to door for treats. Rather, we would go to the store and they would pick 2 treats each and go back home to make cupcakes. They agreed. So when the school said they must come dressed in costumes today because they were having a parade,we were back on the issue again. I remembered all those fashion parades we had at primary school and I thought we should go for an African theme. I didn't have money to spend on badly made costumes that will be useless after today. We finally rustled something from what we had at home. Anyways getting to the school and seeing all the children dressed up was something else. There were some really cute ones but there were also some very weird ones for kids like the zombies, vampires, witches complete with broom.
We had rain today bet it wasn't much fun for those who planned to go out trick and treating.
What do you think of Halloween? Would you send your kids out trick and treating?
have a peace filled and joy filled weekend
I just started my own 30-day blogging challenge. The Lord is my strength!ReplyDelete
As for halloween, I did some research just a few weeks ago and surprisingly is has a Christian beginning. It's the day before All Saints day and when the souls of the saints gather or something like that. In fact let me copy and paste from wikipedia. Before I do that though, I remember thinking that na wa o! the devil is very cunning. Halloween is now about costumes and darkness, same way Christmas is about Santa and Easter is about the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs. Very little said about Jesus Christ. My prayer is that God will teach my children and touch their hearts according to His word in Isaiah 54:13.
WIKIPEDIA on halloween
Halloween or Hallowe'en also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It initiates the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.
Never a fan of HalloweenReplyDelete
Celebrating sth like that isn't just 'werking' for me
awww bless.the children sound so *cute*. likes the inspirational quotes..ReplyDelete
Re. Halloween I actually Wikipied it one time but all I gather is, its now a tradition etc.
I don't get it like you, simply because it feels as though evil things are celebrated.
As a child growing up in the UK we were never allowed to celebrate Halloween. When friends and classmates were out trick or treating, we were in doors doing homework. Lol. Now I have a child of my own, I'm afraid I've adopted the same attitude as my parents - paying Halloween no mind whatsoever. My son has accepted this because from a very young age I explained that that's just something our family do not celebrate. He's accepted this as the status quo. Thank the Lord!
Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and yours. May this season of love be the season that runs through you, your home, your family throughout the year.ReplyDelete
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