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Offline Elise

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Halloween Making Me Sad
« on: October 04, 2019, 05:09:22 AM »
This might sound a little silly, but the Halloween season is actually making me sad this year. My son and I always had fun decorating our house, making it spooky for all the neighborhood trick-or-treaters. We used to go to haunted houses and to the corn maze every year. It was our special mom-son bonding time. Of course, he did these things with his friends, too, but we always made it a point to do some of these fun things together each year, and I'm already missing that. I haven't had the heart to start decking out the house yet, and I'm not even sure I will this year.

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Halloween Making Me Sad
« on: October 04, 2019, 05:09:22 AM »

Offline JoanK

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Re: Halloween Making Me Sad
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 08:43:09 PM »
It doesn't sound silly at all!  Just today, I brought up the outside Christmas lights (crazy, huh!).  I usually put them up during October, before it gets cold, and turn them on Thanksgiving night.  I was thinking the same as you, that my heart won't be into the holidays this year because it's just the two of us now.  My older son especially loved the tree up early.  I know it's sad that Halloween isn't like before, but I'll bet you and your son gave the neighborhood kids lots of "spooky" memories, and they'd probably miss your decorations.  I'm going to do less from now on.  You can always just put out a few things if you don't feel like doing a lot.

Offline SadMommy

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Re: Halloween Making Me Sad
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 12:38:41 AM »
I totally agree. I pulled out our decorations and put up some but I'm definitely not putting all of them up.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 12:38:41 AM »

Offline FeelingBetter

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Re: Halloween Making Me Sad
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2019, 04:56:22 PM »
Well I don't think it sounds silly at all. Even though I have pretty much started to enjoy my empty nest the holidays always bring back those childhood memories. Just can't help it. Although I do think it is very normal to have those feelings as long as you don't let them consume you!

Offline Elise

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Re: Halloween Making Me Sad
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 08:32:33 AM »
Thank you, everyone. I feel a lot better knowing that I am not alone!

Maybe I'll just put a few things out this year. I know it won't be the same, but I do love seeing all the kids in the neighborhood come by all dressed up.

Offline Elizabeth

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Re: Halloween Making Me Sad
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 04:56:13 PM »
I'm with you FeelingBetter, I'm pretty much through the empty nest phase but those holidays......they can be a real memory trigger for me! But, you get through them, one at a time.

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Offline JoanK

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Re: Halloween Making Me Sad
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 09:35:42 AM »
Elise, I also feel better when I read that others here share some of my feelings.  Your post especially came at the right time, since it was a melancholy day for me too. 

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