I am a huge fan of the dark nights and winter in particular. I love nothing more than getting home from work, putting the heating on and getting in to my pyjamas once I put my little man to bed.
This weekend the clocks go back meaning that the already dark nights will get a lot darker.
I do enjoy this time of year – wrapping up in a winter coat and drinking hot chocolates in the corner of Costa whilst attempting to start my Christmas shopping.
Well if I am honest, I like to give the impression that is the case but trying to shop in town over Christmas is a nightmare. Plus the heating is on when you walk in to a shop so you end up carrying coats around the crowded shops, putting them on and off whilst sweating and being bright red in the face.
Okay, so maybe online shopping is more my style! Plus it is easier for everyone if I don’t bring a toddler in to town – more for my own sanity than his.
The dark nights also mean that children go to bed easier. The fight at bedtime when it is still light outside is no longer an issue.
The issue now however is when the clocks change; to everyone else, having an extra hour in bed sounds amazing. To parents of young children, it makes absolutely no difference and actually causes days of routine changes and grumpy children until the new time settles in.
The clock change doesn’t sound so great now does it?
So Halloween and Bonfire night are the first to be celebrated this winter after the clock change takes place.
My little man is still too small to think about trick or treating. However I am pretty sure that next year we will have to dress him up and take him around a few friendly houses just to say we have done it.
I will make sure my outdoor light is on and I have sweets in the cupboard for the children if any come and knock on the door over the weekend. I will even make some Halloween pumpkin shaped muffins to get my household in the spirit too.
Now I have little man, I do tend to embrace holidays and occasions more than what I used to. I suppose you have to being a parent of a young child.
So I will start to enjoy the dark nights once we get over the clocks going back today. I might even start to think about my Christmas shopping at some point soon too.
What are you all doing for Halloween? Are you ready for the dark nights and holiday season?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO
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