The question is not who will win the World Series. It’s not who will win the election. It’s Halloween. All the Halloween candy is on sale, and if I buy it in advance, I will eat it in advance. Meanwhile the giant Tupperware bowl that holds the treats on the bench by the door, sits empty and forlorn. And coupons which will save me ALMOST HALF* the cost of my candy purchases, are set to expire before Halloween.
What to do, what to do, what to do….
* Note: The upper case letters may be a cry for help.
Just had a conversation with a small friend. A very close friend. She reported that the first baby tooth has come out. First tooth fairy payoff received this morning. Her “Belle” princess costume is ready for trick or treating. Birthday party invitations were just sent out for a November date. When asked about so much going on, the five year old said that yes, she is very excited. She said, “Today is October thirty. Tomorrow is the thirty one-th and after that is November and that’s my birthday year.”
You go girl. Celebrate all over the place. Stretch it out as far as it’ll go. Make it last, and I’ll join your party in progress. Soon enough the world sends us reminders about real life, some of them the distinctly non-celebratory kind. So let’s get started on your birthday right away and keep it going all year.