Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Yesterday, while my children did schoolwork, I researched Halloween. It actually has a very tame history. The pagans celebrated it as an end of summer. There was no Satanic involvement because these particular pagans did not believe in God or the devil. They did believe in fairies and elves and also that this was a magical time when the dead could walk among the living. That is the extent of it. All of the slasher movies, trick-or-treating, even pumpkin carving(they did make lanterns out of a turnip) are not ancient traditions. They originate in America and began about 1930. Apparently, some Christians declared Halloween a satanic holiday and made up some folklore and we all bought it hook, line and sinker. Go ahead, google Halloween and do your own searches!!

So enjoy your Halloween festivities and declare it God's day in your family. Read that pumpkin story about how God gets out all the yuck from our lives, like we do with a pumpkin, and put His light there instead. One site did have a checklist of things that were scriptural and things that were not-things dealing with the dead were strictly forbidden. Dressing up and trick-or-treating were completely harmless if you were not glorifying evil with your costume.

All that said, we have decided to stay home tonight and hand out candy and watch some Alfred Hitchcock movies instead of leaving our hill. We had trunk or treat and a bonfire Sunday night and a girl scout Halloween party Monday night and I am just Halloweened out. We normally go to a church in this community for their harvest festival, but Erik made an executive "stay home" order. It will be nice.

Our trunk or treat/bonfire was a great success. I love a good fire and the weather was perfect! It was such a fun time and we had so many hot dogs left over that we are serving them for supper Wednesday night! That is alot of hot dogs!

Today, I am trying to get back on track and actually stay there. The last few days have been chaos and I am tired of it!! I warned my children that this week, we would have a schedule and stick to it. It is now Tuesday. Gotta go remedy that!!!

We are having baby ruth's and m & ms for breakfast. Totally healthy!! Okay, okay we'll have twizzlers for fruit. Why you gotta be so healthy???? Be safe and have fun!

1 comment:

Susie said...

Oh, why didn't I know that pumpkin story? That's way cool.