October is here, which means that my favorite holiday, Halloween, is almost upon us. For one night, kids get to dress up as ghouls, ghosts and goblins, trying to scare the daylights out of each other while carrying pillow cases full of candy from strangers. Kids always know which houses to visit first before all the best stuff is gone. Then, there is that glorious moment when you get home and trade and barter your booty. Brothers and sisters will argue about whether or not they got a fair trade, as there are always discrepancies about whether a Kit Kat Bar is really equal to a Krackle Bar. In the end, there is the joy of crashing into bed with your face still covered in chocolate and plastic vampire fangs in your pocket.
I don’t know about your kiddo, but if they are anything like me, they are impatient, monster starved children that can’t wait for October 31st and the fabulous frights and candy rush that come along with it. What is a parent to do with that much Monster Madness for a whole month?
- Read along with Atlanta Falcons player Ovie Mughelli as he reads Trick or Treat on Monster Street.
- Check out the teachers guide for The Monster Who Ate My Peas.