I haven’t always been enthusiastic about Halloween since becoming a mom. But recently I’ve rediscovered an appreciation for “macabre lite,” as I like to call it. You know, how it’s OK to for preschoolers to celebrate with decorations of cute little skeletons, ghosts, mummies, eyeballs, etc—without stopping to think about what they really mean (i.e., death).
So that’s why it was thrilling to visit the real Sleepy Hollow (yes, it does exist) and see the inspiration for Washington Irving’s story. Read about it in my latest Huffington Post piece!
Do you like Halloween, or find it too gruesome for young ones? What is your kid(s) dressing up as for Halloween? Do you dress up?