So halloween is a much bigger holiday than Christmas over here…annoyingly so. I think everyone just needs to learn that Christmas is by far the best holiday and get over it.
I don’t know whether it’s just because we don’t really celebrate halloween in the UK apart from using it as another excuse to get drunk and don a bit of fancy dress, but I am finding the whole thing increasingly annoying.
I think I’m just having a mid-week rant because I’m ill, I’m having a few personal issues, and the weather has taken a turn for the worst and has been pouring with rain since Monday; but I’ve decided halloween is annoying unless it’s celebrated in a way that I enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the halloweens I spent in America and if I was invited to a halloween party at home I would be excited about what to dress up as, and yes, it is fun for kids because they can get all cray cray on copious amounts of candy. But I totally get how annoying the concept is now, thanks to my absolute darling kids…
The kids are being taught “trick or treat, trick or treat, give me something good to eat” with some annoying little dance/actions to go with the equally annoying song, and they just sound like brats. Especially the kids that are actually brats and then put on this sickly sweet tune. They keep breaking out in song in my classes and it really makes my hackles rise.
I normally have Friday mornings off Kindergarten but because halloween falls on a Friday I’ve been asked to go on a trip to Lake Park with them for a ‘lunch party’. I asked Julie teacher what sort of things will be involved, like any games or anything, and she just said “Oh you know… Trick or treat, trick or treat, give me something good to eat!”. NO. I don’t know. You haven’t answered my question, and you’ve just made it more official that I hate halloween here.
And I have to dress up.
Cat for the 10 billionth time running? Brilliant.