I came home tonight, October 1, 30 days away from Halloween, to find my neighbor’s yard littered with tombstones and ghosts hanging from trees.
Mind you, this is 30 days before Halloween. And that’s my biggest complaint about the whole thing. This is totally premature for Halloween.
This kind of thing has been going on for weeks, really. If you are a parent, you know they took the “Back to School” stuff off the shelves last month and replaced it with Halloween costumes and decorations. My kids have been wanting to buy Halloween costumes for 3 weeks.
If this were Christmas, we would thankfully (pun intended) have Thanksgiving to act as a barrier against premature holiday decorating. Yes, some people leave their Christmas lights up all year long, but for the most part, you’re a dork if you put your Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving.
So now we have “Halloween Season”. Just what we needed.