I am just being practical and realistic. We cannot leave our two-year-old toddler and six-month-old baby at home with their three other brothers so just husband and I can have Valentine’s date. Bringing the two with us is possible but then we will certainly face a few challenges. Going out on a date with the husband has become too impractical for the past two years. Nonetheless, we do not want to be affected by such kind of limitation. If we cannot visit fancy restaurants, watch a movie perhaps, and hold hands as we walk, sit or just stare at each other, then we can bring good food to the dining table.
Celebrating Halloween is something not in our culture. We Filipinos, however, often adapt to what the West is doing thus we now have Trick or Treats and Halloween parties among other practices. And I must admit, it is something I also look forward to. Even the boys get thrilled whenever they receive lots of candies and toys.
For years now as well, we attend Trick or Treat events. We even decor the house with some scary do-it-yourself monster mask, paper bats, and cobwebs using cotton.
This coming November 1, we will again visit our grandparents’ tomb at Dasmarinas Cavite. And I plan to make a few Halloween goodies as our baon. I will also save some for the kiddos who would knock on our door for some trick or treat.