Halloween. I am so glad it is over! I think it has to be my least favorite of all the psuedo-holidays. The purchasing of candy so that you can sugar up the costumed masses of children and teenagers that come to your door all of whom you have never seen during the other 364 days of the year leaves me a bit cold. Maybe I am just getting a little snarky in my old age or maybe it is because after the age of 8 I wasn't allowed to trick or treat. I am not sure, but either way I am still not a big fan of the day. Then you throw in the added pressure of coming up with decent costumes for your kids to wear and well, this year it was almost too much for me to deal with. Fortunately my kids are pretty great kids and were happy to mainly be whatever we had at the house already or in my oldest son's case, a willingness to be a close facsimile of his favorite character.