To all my readers out there, I hope this is a great day for you all. Remember holidays can bring stress, but it’s often because we over plan. This is the age of over doing EVERYTHING… which of course is ok sometimes, but most days not necessary. We feel we have to make the blood on a child’s face look freakishly real or spend our life savings on candy that’s unique. Well news flash, people used to just throw one of their old sheets over their kid’s head send them out to trick or treat and guess what? Those kids have just as fond of memories of Halloween as those other children. Of course we are trying to make this day memorable for our children, but remember kids are a lot more simple than we make them out to be. All we need to do is give them attention and be excited right along with them. That’s what makes them happy. Don’t force them through a make session they just aren’t into or wear a mask they can’t stand. Let them have a relaxed holiday and call the shots… for the most part. It’ll make for a much more easy gong Halloween.
I was one of those children who got overwhelmed at holidays/birthdays! I was told I was always a terror (sorry Mom) because even as a child it stressed me out. So here’s a quick reminder that some things are too much for little ones too. Just go with the flow and make the day fun!