31 October 2017
Preparing for Halloween is a big event in the Nursery Calendar. It symbolises the end of the Summer, new Reception big boys and girls, the countdown to Bonfire Night and then onto Christmas. We talk to children about fun, games, laughter, emotions, sharing and caring, along with spooks, witches and creepy crawlies along the way.
However Halloween is also one of those days where there is a clear divide between friends who have children and those who don’t...
Whilst dining with such friends last week we began discussing Halloween...
"But I hate Halloween" my friend announced.
"Unpopular opinion alert" I managed to spit out as I took a sip from my pumpkin latte.
She continued…"This is why I hate it so much:
"But it’s a children’s celebration" I reminded her. Okay, a bit of a weird tradition I admit but it’s a night where children make memories and continue the traditions from their parents' generations handed down. I could see there was no swaying her.
"Okay this is why I love it so much:
Halloween it seems is rather like Marmite, so whether you love it or hate it I wish you all a Spooktacular day and night.
Happy Halloween everyone!
(Managing Director of Evolution Childcare)