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Letting the Spooks Fly

October 13, 2017

 

I was at HomeGoods the other day and I couldn't stop watching a mother and her three kids as they shopped for Halloween decorations.  What struck me was the mother's excitement.  She was almost more excited than her kids! 

 

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't stalking her but she was certainly hard to miss.

 

Her kids ranged from perhaps 5-9 years old and they stuck by her like glue.  Gleefully they commented on the spooky things that were added to their cart.  

 

As I watched a lump formed in my throat.

 

I realized that I wanted to be near them because it transported me back to a similar shopping trip 5 years ago.

 

That trip was also at HomeGoods but it was I who was shopping for Halloween decorations with my son.

 

Every September my son would start pulling out the Halloween d