Halloween is almost upon us and so, of course, are the requisite signs of the season.
The houses are decked out in orange and black, ghosts and ghouls abound, and the anticipation of a sugar-filled bounty fills the thoughts of children everywhere.
Halloween is a scary time of year, especially if you're a
child grown-up who was to deal an inevitable part of being a parent: putting the brakes on the fun. If you're far from Martha Stewart perfection, then your kids are probably already annoyed and disappointed with you. After all, instead of beautiful and perfectly made homemade costumes that took weeks to perfect, your kids are slumming with a last-minute score from the picked-over rack at Walmart. Your daughter didn't want to dress up as a psychotic clown, but that's beside the point.