Life in Poland

Halloween is around the corner…

We are gearing up for Halloween next week – that is if gearing up means only thinking about all the things we have to do for the Halloween party without actually doing them.

Lizzie plans to be a police officer and if not that then a soldier and if not that then a race car driver. Rosie wants to be a princess or Snow White or a mermaid or Scooby-Doo or a pumpkin. It just depends on her mood when you ask her.

Last year, I was a knight and my girls have informed me that I cannot wear the same costume 2 Halloweens in a row. Two years ago I was a “tired mommy” no costume required. This year I could go as “really tired mommy” and yes, those bags under my eyes are real.

Misiu also doesn’t have any costume ideas. We don’t want to do any topical costumes because the kids won’t know who we are supposed to be – so no Bella’s or Jacob’s or Lady Gaga’s for us. Misiu supports all my costume choices (nun, nurse, Little Red Riding Hood, pirate) as long as the word “naughty” is placed in front of the costume name.

Our Halloween will start either at our apartment or at our neighbor’s downstairs. Then we go trick-or-treating only to the neighbors who have previously agreed to allow us to trick-or-treat them. We also trick-or-treat our own apartment 😉 and then go inside for the party. The kids play games and eat too much candy while the adults chat and eat pumpkin pie. It’s a lot of fun.

It is in no way our intention to bring Halloween to Poland. My children (2 little American citizens) have never been to the US. I am aware that their connection to the States and to the traditions of my family rests on my shoulders. Halloween is part of me, part of my childhood, and I want to share it with them. Fortunately, my cool neighbors understand that and want to help me share this tradition with my children. Thanks “from the mountains” neighbors 😉

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    October 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    \”Misiu supports all my costume choices (nun, nurse, Little Red Riding Hood, pirate) as long as the word “naughty” is placed in front of the costume name\”Mój mąż doskonale rozumie ten punkt widzenia :)))

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    Lois B
    October 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    haha – can't wait to hear which costume you choose – naughty or not.

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    October 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Today I was thinking about being Elvis but it's pretty difficult to naughty that up. My next idea was to be Palikot but I don't have a suit, a pistol or a rubber penis.

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    October 19, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    It is great that you are keeping up with your traditions!!!Interesting choices by Lizzie:) Is she a tomboy?My son initially wanted to be Billy the exterminator (talking about embarrassing American shows:). Luckily he has changed his mind and will dress as a KU football player.Maybe you could be a naughty Kaczor??? mmm – does not sound good at all, does it?

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    October 19, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Chris, you know it's not next week, but a week after? just making sure :))

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    October 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    So we tried the Elvis costumes today. Hilarious! Imagine a low-cut white jumpsuit with Elvis wig…one on Misiu and another one on me! Unfortunately, the wig made me sneeze, so I chose something else.Lizzie is definitely a tomboy. We bought her a police officer costume today and she won't take it off. Only at our house can you see Officer Lizzie arrest Minnie Mouse and then see how Minnie (aka Rosie) slips out of the hand cuffs and escapes.b. I know the date, of course, but the kids at school are having Halloween on the Friday before and we are having our party on the Saturday before. I know it is not really Halloween but it works out better for us and our guests. The kids keep asking us, \”Is it tomorrow? Is it tomorrow?\”

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    October 20, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I have never celebrated but if a good neighboor would ask me to, I would not mind:)

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    October 20, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I am hoping that's how our neighbors think too 🙂

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