While I’m not a big fan of scary movies or haunted houses, I can totally relate to why my son is excited about Halloween. First of all, who doesn’t love Halloween candy? But Halloween also gives kids permission to pretend to be someone else. When he’s in his Batman costume, he’s not the quiet little kid who has a bunch of adults lovingly telling him what to do all day. He’s a crime fighting superhero who gets to drive around in the Batmobile.
Isn’t this the same reason we love fiction? We get to take a break from our demanding jobs and busy lives to be someone else. Books let us travel to new places and meet new kinds of characters. Reading lets us dare to jump into experiences or situations different from our everyday lives.
So I’m allowing my little guy to wear holes in his $20 costume and enjoy what it feels like to explore a new world different from his own.
Do you like Halloween? Do you or your kids/grandkids dress up for Halloween?
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