Halloween is one of those holidays that seems to bring up a lot of debate. Some people think it’s fun and revel in the opportunity to wear a costume. Others boycott the whole thing, because of it’s “demonic origins.” The horror movie marathons start and everyone starts stocking up on candy. Personally, in our home, we think Halloween is fun. There is a balance that has to be kept in order to maintain our children’s innocence, though. From costume choices to age appropriate parties, Halloween has tons to offer, good and bad.
You can tell me all day long that about Halloween’s origins and all the demonic things that happen on Halloween, but it’s still just a day to dress up as your favorite cartoon character and get candy. Kids would celebrate Halloween once a month if they could. Being the parent in the house, you are also in charge of what your kids dress up as. If you are only ok with Christian based costumes, then that’s what they get to dress up as. You don’t have to let them be a gory zombie guy or sexy tea pot girl. In fact, you can teach them why that’s not ok. I love the creativity that some people will put into their costumes.
One of the best things about Halloween is that it brings communities together. Everyone wants to be safe. Churches, schools, and other organizations will put together family friendly events for people to go to. It can be a great opportunity for churches to minister to the community and the kids get to dress up and do something fun with other kids. I don’t think I would ever meet any of my neighbors if not for trick-or-treating. Oct. 31 is one of those rare days when everyone is hanging out with someone and doing something fun… I hope.
Halloween can be good clean fun for anyone at any age. In my humble opinion, if you hate Halloween, you hate having fun.
The other day, I had to go into the costume store to find a Mario Brothers hat.I took all my kids in with me thinking I could keep them from costumes I did not approve of. Boy was I wrong. Everything was all mixed together. Grace wanted to see the My Little Pony costumes. I found them right between the Sexy My Little Pony costumes and the severed head masks. I could not keep her away from the gore or the sex. She didn’t really notice all the adult costumes as much as the scary ones. Either way, I would prefer they separate them. Why on earth can’t they have a kids section that is separate from all the R-rated costumes?
What is it about Halloween that makes so many women decide to let it all hang out? Women that would wear turtle necks year round will all of the sudden go out in public in a low cut fishnet top. It’s like they all get together and ask, “What kind of boobs are you going to be this year?”
Nurse boobs, zombie boobs, m&m boobs, sexy school girl, sexy sandwich girl, topless superhero…
I would like challenge these women to be more creative. I know it can be done. Instead of picking a public service uniform and showing everyone your breasts, try picking a fictional character you identify with. If that character is usually covered up, then you should be too. My point is, keep Halloween fun. Don’t turn it into an opportunity to flaunt your body and look for sexual approval from the opposite sex. I grow tired of girls saying they are not dressing for the men, they are just trying to look “cute.” Cute is a baby dressed up as Thing 1 or a flower. Cute is not walking around in your lingerie and a wizard hat and saying your Hermione. Last I checked witches, nurses, cops, princesses, and even animals are all fully covered on the job.
Don’t get mad if you get cat calls from creeps or less attractive men. In fact, you should treat them all the same, and say thanks for the complement. It’s not fair to put yourself out there as bait then get mad at the guys you don’t want to attract for looking. In all fairness, if you’re ok with the hot guys approaching you based on your outfit, then you should expect the same behavior from everyone. Everyone’s eyes work the same. If you don’t want to be harassed, then don’t encourage it.
I am not saying you don’t look good. I am not criticizing any woman’s body. I guess what I am saying is that it would be nice to go out with my gal and not have stranger boobs in our face. We both know we see them, and it can make for an uncomfortable night.
Ladies, do not tempt your man or entrap him by pointing out all the overexposed bodies out there. Do not say things like, “I wish I could pull that off.” or “Whoa, check those out!” or “Do you think I would look good in that?” And guys, tell you wife or girlfriend that your not in the business of sharing. I am not willing to share what my wife looks like behind closed doors. Tell them you appreciate their bodies as perfect creations that are not meant to be lusted after.
Yes, I know some men will show up trying to show off their bodies too. They need to cover up also, but those pictures don’t end up all over the internet.
Side note: Every year some couple show up as Adam and Eve. They are usually very fit and wearing nothing but fig leaves. I hate how everyone overlooks how inappropriate this is. Instead, everyone congratulates them on having the body to pull it off. It shouldn’t matter!! Have a little dignity. Put on some clothes. Leave something to the imagination, please. Unless you can wear it to your Grandma’s house, don’t wear it. (Sometimes I want to tell them if they wanted to be authentic, they would be hairier and leave the fig leaves at home.)