When I was a child, I always loved fairy tales. I devoured every book of fairy tales that I could get hold of, not just mainstream ones that every child in the world has probably read or watched. I read fairy tales from all over the world (which probably would classify more as folk tales or legends).
I see Halloween as living in fairy tales in real life (although my imagination is really the one responsible for this fantasy). I love how the neighborhood patios and gardens transform into little lands of make believe during the month of October. And on October 31st, little princesses, goblins, action figures (well, they are not really part of my childhood fairy tales), monsters, etc come prancing around and knocking on our doors asking for candies. Halloween brings out my inner child who believes that goodness always triumphs over evil. I just love the coziness of this season.
We do not get a lot trick-or-treaters on my street. I blame it on my neighbors being lazy. They might put a pumpkin on their patio but that’s about it. We either get very small kids early in the evening or big kids a little later at night after they already made their rounds in the fully-decorated neighborhoods. However, I still wait for the kids and always ready with a basket of full-size candy bars. Yes, full-size Snickers, Hersheys, Kit Kat, etc! It is so worth it to see the kids’ faces light up whenever they realize that they are getting big candies and not the usual mini ones.
As always I decorated the house and enjoy the coziness of being surrounded with fairy lights, pumpkins, jack o’ lanterns, skeletons, etc. and the decorations that I have been collecting over the years.
We decided that we will not be turning on the patio light this year for safety from the coronavirus. Sadly, we will not be giving out candies. Mr Sweetie and I might order pizza for delivery, pop some corns and watch Halloween movies. I am sure that we will end up eating the candies that were meant for trick-or-treaters.