Nov 05, 2017 Halloween in Germany
I want to sincerely thank everyone who sent me suggestions, encouragement, and information on where to do Halloween in Frankfurt. It was a huge relief to not have to do it all myself. I had the strength of everyone wanting to help make my kid’s Halloween great, that is something I can’t thank you guys enough for. You took my worries on as your own. You gave me empathy, love, and help. It turned out better than I hoped. You can watch it here. People are strengthened by their communities support. It reminds us that we are not alone, or that there is more good than bad in the world. I am lucky to have what I feel is a rather large community of smart, kind, and positive people.
On Halloween we went to a costume shop located in the city center of Frankfurt, thanks to a FB message from you guys. From the outside it looked like a great one . . . I am sure we would have found awesome costumes in there. Little did we realize that Reformation Day, which is also Halloween Day, is a major holiday here. Nothing was open, thank you Martin Luther. Literally. So we had to get creative. The boys decided they would like to be painted like a snake and Dracula. Which meant I needed makeup. The only place in the city not shut down was the train station, so we went in there in search of a makeup stand. We found an open one, complete with a sales woman who repeatedly said, “This is real makeup not costume makeup.” Believe me lady all makeup is costume makeup. With costumes set, we got in the car and went to the few neighborhoods (several of you sent us) that would have trick or treating. It was magic for the kids. It was Halloween. Derek and I were high-fiving up a storm, like we were the best parents in the world. This one night was all Porter needed to reset.
Thanks for letting me rely on your experience and advice.