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