We don't really celebrate Halloween in Australia (unless you organise something with family and friends) so when Kobe kept asking what we were doing for Halloween this year, I told him that we weren't doing anything.
Halloween seems to be getting bigger every year though, as you can now find a lot of things in the shops and supermarkets for Halloween, which doesn't help the situation, when I'm trying to tell Kobe we don't do Halloween in Australia. I guess it just depends on where you are from though, because I did have a few friends on the mainland tell me that their suburbs really celebrated Halloween, and all the kids went around trick or treating. If Kobe knew that I'm sure he would want to move to the mainland!
On the morning of the 31st of October, Kobe woke up almost sobbing saying 'it doesn't even feel like Halloweeeeeeeen!'. All week he kept telling him how ALL of his friends at school were doing something for Halloween and he wanted to as well. I tried to reassure him that not all of his friends were doing something, and that next year we would do something, but he still wasn't convinced.
After school our friend Alison came to visit and mentioned that her Mum was ready for trick or treaters. I asked Kobe if he wanted to quickly get a costume on and go around there. I was hoping that by just going to one house, he would then feel like he wasn't the only person in Australia missing out on Halloween ;)
He was very excited, and luckily we have a massive dress up bag of costumes we have collected over the years. We dumped it out on the floor and all grabbed a quick costume to wear. Kobe decided to be a rock star.
In the costume bag was a missionary badge and told Alison she should be a missionary. She doesn't go to our church, so we thought it would be so funny for her to do it, so she did! I couldn't stop laughing.