There are so many festive blog posts I've seen this month, but I decided to share something a little more personal. Why? Because of one minor detail. I share my birthday with the day of tricks and treats.
Let me begin by saying that this is NOT a personal pity party, but a look at things from my point of view through the years.
While it's great to have a Halloween birthday, in many ways, it's a tough situation as a child. Both of my parents worked full-time jobs, so everything was rushed on Halloween. Mom often grew frustrated stuffing four kids into costumes and rushing us all out the door. The world was a different place then. We could walk through our neighborhood until 10:00pm and not have a care in the world. But most years, birthday celebrations had to wait until November 1st. Looking back on all of that now, I realize my birthday was a two day celebration that was equally difficult for my parents and they certainly tried their best!
Now that I'm older, it's no longer important. But every so often I still claim bragging rights. And yes, it's kind of cool. LOL
In fact, there are some REALLY cool superstitions I've discovered regarding the significance of being born on October 31st. Some that are worthy of note are:
* Halloween babies will enjoy lifelong protection against evil spirits.
* There is an American myth that states that children born on Halloween will be protected against evil spirits their entire life and will be given the gift of second sight.
* It is believed that anyone born on Halloween can see, hear, and talk to spirits.
Now, I'm not exactly having intellectual conversations with those who've passed on, but I've been known to sprout fangs on occasion. *wink*
In honor of Halloween (and my birthday), I've decided to give away a prize to one commenter. Tell me your Halloween plans, and you'll win your choice of one of my titles in eBook format AND a bag of Halloween treats!