Last night was Halloween so we had dinner at home and prepared candy for kids in the neighborhood. As many years as I've spent living in the U.S., I've never opened my door to give away candies before. Sounds cold, I know, but I either forgot about it til the night of Halloween, or was out running around. There never was a time when the thoughts of celebrating this holiday actually came into my mind. In fact, I'm not ashamed to say that I used to skip out on many other holidays such as Thanks Giving and Christmas Day, it used to be such a depressing time when the holidays roll around and all the coffee shops and restaurants were closed and people like me who relay so heavily on them to survive often wake up on the holiday morning having to starve because, well, there was no where open to buy lunch or dinner. Of course, now that I'm 28 years old, I can COOK. But that wasn't the case back when I was 21 or 22, I spent many Christmas days stuffing myself with popcorn in a movie theater, for the obvious reasons.
Anyhow, when I opened the doors to give out candy last night, I was more excited than the neighborhood kids, my boyfriend took one look at me and said, "you've never given out candies on Halloween before, haven't you?"