Growing up Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays and still is. I think I love it so much because even as a child it’s a very interactive holiday. Christmas you sit back relax visit Santa Claus one time at a mall and hope the prying eyes of the man in the big red suit missed all of your morality stumbles within they year. December 25th you wake up and bear witness to an onslaught of gifts. The Easter Bunny was always cool. You did not even need to grease up that guy like Santa Claus (putting out cookies for one last shot at gifts) all you had to do is wake up and BOOM! Basket of goodies. I could go on and on but you get my point, no real work involved, well as a kid. But Halloween is a different beast all together, you my friend got to do some work. First off as soon as October rolls into town you need to find out what you are going to be! Step two. Tell every single student in your class your Halloween idea because nothing sucks more then showing up to class as Erik Estrada from CHIPs and when you look around five other guys are dressed up as Ponch. Now that we have the concept of costume and advertising of said costume, we need to make the outfit. I am not going to much into this because you could buy it from a store or make it with stuff scavenged from around the house. The big day has arrived HALLOWEEN! I always preferred this holiday falling on a weekday. Not only could you see the other kids Halloween gear at school but class would absorb a majority of the day. Let’s face it we just want it to be dark so we can go trick-or-treating. It’s getting dark and you are double and triple checking everything on you costume almost as if you were a marine storming the beaches of Normandy. Everything thing mattered and you needed everything (but as a kid you ended forgetting something.) Time to hit the streets, from your eyes you see Monsters, Zombies, Clowns, Trolls and Witches terrorizing this night known as All Hallows’ Eve. Your parents on the other had see a bunch of sugar hungry kids with thin plastic masks on begging for candy wearing jackets covering up the outfits because it’s Michigan and it’s cold. When all things are said and done you unload your $5 worth of candy when you get home throwing out everything that ‘sucked’. For me that was Candy Corn, Mary Jane candy, the stupid hard peanut butter things with the black and orange wrappers. Don’t even get me started with the people that tried to defile my sacred candy bag with apples, pencils or erasers. FYI they never made it into the bag. They would hand them to me, I would turn around and BOOM! Drop city, you just scored yourself a new lawn ornament. I don’t play that game. Like I said before Halloween is a holiday you need to work for.