Its October, y’all! I freaking LOVE fall. I love the cooler temps, the festive food, college football, and the fact that I can wear a hoodie without a bra and no one would know!
But, along with fall comes something I detest.
Okay, before you freak out, let me explain. I absolutely LOVE dressing up and the glorious candy-splosion that happens on October 31st. What I can’t stand are Halloween decorations.
But Jessica! That’s part of the fun.
Not if you’re a parent its not.
Why? Because going to the store to pick up milk or toilet paper, or cereal isn’t an easy(ish) task anymore when its fall and you have kids. The geniuses at Walmart and Target and pretty much every other store think it is a smart move to put crap like this throughout their stores:
And what happens when a child and toddler sees these hideous balloons that are not only terrifying but also make a loud noise due to the fan that keeps them inflated?
Then, instead of going about our merry way and getting what we came for, I have to spend the next twenty minutes calming down two frantic kids who are acting like they are undergoing an exorcism.
Why don’t you just go a different route to get the things you need?
But again, the folks who have set up these things so intelligently placed them IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREAKING STORE.
So while most of the world sees Halloween decor and celebrates…
…I brace myself for the oncoming storm.