Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween!

This year Halloween is a bit tame at this waeg's house: jack-o-lanterns, a small party at a local indoor playground, a few games, spiced with more than enough candy to incite coma inducing sugar highs in all the children.

In the past, preparations have been more elaborate, with parents shuttling around gaggles of children in a caravan, moving from one house to another. Each house would be decorated, the kids would play a game or two, and of course get more treats for their candy horde.

This year most were too busy to plan something similar; even getting up to Costco to buy bags of sweet delicious candy was a task.  As an aside, Costco already has all their Christmas gear out FYI, but I digress.  I'm sure the kids won't mind our plans too much, as they'll be bouncing on trampolines and generally running wild; however, the lack of costumes has depressed me somewhat, as it is the coolest part of the festivities. It is about maintaining traditions, and when I was a kid Halloween was one of the coolest days of the year, even more fun than Christmas at times.

I guess there always is next year. I'll have to start on the hype with the girls in August or September at the latest.

Time for coffee.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice pumpkin. . .pretty sinister looking

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