Bubbles is REALLY into Snow White and all things princess. For some reason, she’s REALLY taken an interest in the whole “DON’T EAT THE APPLE!!!” thing that Snow White has going on. She’ll talk about Sleeping Beauty too and give you a detailed description, along with some acting to go along with it, of how she fell asleep. But, when you mention that apple…oh my goodness!!! Her eyes light up and she launches into this speech I can hardly understand. Bottom line, she loves the good versus evil struggle that this movie has going on. If you’ve ever been forced to endure a Ghanaian drama (tv program), you’ll understand that it’s a common theme.
So, when it came to picking a costume for Halloween (yes, we are devout Christian, but we do Halloween. No, I don’t think we’re going to h*ll). She chose a BEEEUUUTEEEFFFUULLL pa-lincess dress (that’s exactly how she says it). She wanted Snow White. But, where are the dwarves? Mom recruited some friends and strong armed her brothers and sister (who won’t even understand) to strap on some fake beards and a funny hat all for the love of their sister who has yet to enjoy Halloween.
Bubbles has her posse and I have more dwarf beards to put together than I care to count.
She is SO excited. Her skin isn’t white as snow, but who the heck cares? Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We don’t celebrate satan, we celebrate our kids and their imaginations. I don’t care what the origins are. Just like I don’t care that scholars say Jesus probably wasn’t born on 12/25 (he was probably a springtime baby). We choose to celebrate his birth on 12/25. We choose to celebrate childhood on Halloween. You get a VERY short window with every child to show them that there is magic in this world, even if your mom sews it up on her sewing machine. Magic might be the kind you make through play, but it’s there, and there are still some fun people left in this world who choose to welcome you to their doorstep and give you a piece of candy or two. Who would want their kids to miss out on that?
Here’s some of my best memories from Halloweens past: