The kids plunged forward, surefooted, into the corn maze. I followed behind, challenging their confidence in each path they chose, as if their desired heading were analogous to declaring a college major.
I'm not sure what possessed me, but when a friend and I created an agenda for my visit to her home in Connecticut, I passed up regional theater in favor of negotiating a corn maze. It seemed like an interesting idea at the time.
I try to love Halloween as much as the next parent, but I admit to having my limits when it comes to embracing this kid frenzy of overdone costumes and too much candy. Here are five ways I won't be celebrating the holiday this year, no matter how much my kids beg me.