Actually I'm really not a big fan of Halloween! Years ago when I was young probably 4 or 5 my parents left my older brother and I with a babysitter and her older brothers thought it would be fun to put masks on and look in our windows to scare her. Well they accomplished that but also scared me and I can still see their faces looking in the windows.
It is fun for children to get dressed up and see if people recognize them or they can pretend to be someone out of a book or movie that they enjoyed. I guess the treats they get that one night that last for several months is a plus too! Nick is passed the dress-up stage but can still enjoy the candy that comes home with his sisters. He actually can eat all the high calorie things he wants because with Cystic Fibrosis you have a really hard time keeping weight on. Several of us wish we could give him some of our extra weight but we haven't come up with a plan for that yet. When that happens we really will have won the lottery!