All of these things happen at our home on a regular basis.
Not just in the month of October.
But doing spooky things in October helps amp up the fearsome vibes around here.
We've been trying to watch classic horror films this month.
Some with the girls...Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Birds, Beetlejuice.
Some without the girls...The Shining and The Conjuring.
Chad and I watched The Shining the other night and while everyone gleams about Nicholson's stellar performance, I was in awe of Shelley Duvall.
She must have been exhausted after playing that roll.
To be in a constant state of fear and snotty tears for most of the film...
I think Zoe is ready to step up the game and see some really scary stuff.
I don't know if she's ready for night time scary movies, though.
The girls watched Cujo last year in the daytime on a TV channel that had commercials.
They did fine.
But nighttime fright fests, I don't know.
We like to read the stories in these books.
Some have moments where you can SCREAM at an appropriate time to scare the bajeebers out of everyone.
Those are my favorite.
Gigi likes to listen to the stories then retell them as best her memory serves.
She starts talking slower, dragging the story out, scaring herself in the process, then BOO!
Some people are very apprehensive about scary stuff.
Be it movies, books, or even fearsome costumes.
Am I going to scar my child?
Make him/her too fearful of things?
You are the best judge of that.
We eat up scary stuff here.
We know we aren't hurting our kids by introducing spooky things in their lives.
Zoe has fought the ultimate spook and beat it down with the force of a zombie killer taking on a herd of undead villagers.
Bring it on!