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When did Halloween become the second Christmas? Where does this pressure to create a perfect Halloween come from?

Last year, I ranted about how Christmas is the most stressful time to be a parent, yet I love every second of it.


That’s how I’m starting to feel about Halloween.

My kids’ Halloween costumes are more elaborate than anything I ever wore as a child. But I think I indulge them because when I was their age, I wanted all of this.

Halloween didn’t become the new Christmas until I was too old to enjoy it. So now, I want to make it magical and memorable for my own children.

Parents, do you feel this way?

Halloween fun from Elissa the Mom

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Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. 
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