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As a child, I never went trick or treating for the ‘holiday.’ My siblings and I would hand-craft costumes (that is, we would grab pillow cases, make paper masks, etc) and take turns passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. On a few occasions, our church would throw a welcome-fall party around Halloween, and everyone would dress up in costumes and go bobbing for apples and other fall-themed games and fun. Read the rest of this entry »

Little Red Riding Hood Baby

Halloween in China?… It doesn’t exist.

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by Lori Ann

doofus pumpkin - Halloween 2010
Creative Commons License photo credit: John DeMarco

Hi all! Our November topic is Halloween. If you’ve forgotten, the idea behind ATo2M (A Tale of Two Mamas) is for us each — two different people raising two different families and living on two different continents in the context of two different cultures — to answer the same questions asked by all of you. So start asking! What do you want to know about parenting in China, parenting 3 in 3 years, or anything else about us and our families?

Since this is the first one, here’re some ideas to get your brain churning:

“Are you okay with your kids dressing as witches?”
“What did they dress up as this year?”
“Handmade or store-bought?”
“What do your neighbors think of Halloween?”
“Is Halloween commonly celebrated, and what does it look like?”

Ask away!


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