Monday, October 26, 2009

The Halloween Treaty and Glampire Selah, Not

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For the past nine years my daughter, Selah and I have lived a peaceful life abiding by our Halloween treaty until now. This year we both find ourselves at an impasse, and neither party wants to concede or compromise. But I’m the Queen Bee of Kingdom Stewart, so by default what I say goes. Yet, as a parent I find myself mulling over the situation. I want Selah to understand why Halloween—rather the unHalloweening-- matter to the Kingdom and to her. I want us both to win, so I sit here today the crossroads of rewriting a new treaty and with good reason.

I was brought up not to celebrate anything related to Darkness except my tin Kiss lunch box I had in third grade. So Halloween was not spoken of in our house until a few days before and usually came down more as a Don’t even Think about Trick or Treating Edict from my mother, grandmothers, and the church motherboard.

In fact, one of the mothers often said, “Trick-or-treating ain’t nothing but the devil. People dressing their children like witches. If they really knew what a witch looked like, they’d be hard pressed to celebrate it.”

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1 comments:

Dallian said...

haha yeah you have a point there. but there are also lots of alternatives. at my youth group we have a spirit day where we celebrate God and everything awesome he did and we dress up only in fun costumes - nothing dark. and we still get candy :p
and besides, God wants you to have a good time and not to miss out, and what he has to offer is better than anything this world has to offer by far.
good luck with your daughter :)

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