• Halloween,  kids,  parenting

    Halloween, Round Two

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about our deliberations over Halloween costumes and the decisions we had come to. If you’ll remember, my six year-old son decided to be a puppy dog. Although the exact one he wanted a.) did not come in his size and b.) was out of stock, we did manage to find an acceptable puppy dog costume. On the other hand, MC had decided that she and I were to be sock monkeys. Something like this… Yes, I actually agreed to this.  However, as luck (or the opposite of that) would have it, this sock monkey costume had sold out by the time we got…

  • back in the day,  faith,  Halloween,  kids

    How we handle Halloween

    A few weeks ago, a few of those Halloween costume catalogs arrived in the mail. Ever since, there has been nonstop chatter in the background over the all-important decision, “What am I going to be for Halloween?” How I approach Halloween and Christianity I know that some Christians opt not to participate in Halloween, for various reasons. That’s fine, I respect that choice, but that’s not my personal bent. I grew up celebrating Halloween by trick-or-treating up and down my street with all the other kids in the neighborhood. Then we would get in the car so my parents could take me to trick-or-treat at their friends’ houses all around town. (My…