Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays of the year.
But it's actually become a second Father's Day in our house.
It could have something to do with the kids going back to school, the changing of the seasons or the anticipation of a good scare, or the scores of candy that we purchase for the kids in our neighborhood.
Since we live in my childhood home, I can recall that the house has been decorated many different ways. When I was younger, DayGlo green paper skeletons and funky homemade decorations adorned the windows. I always got excited when I got home from school and saw that my mom had pulled down the Halloween boxes and started to tape up the assorted cats, witches and spider webs.
But as I got older, I got more of a say in how we decorated for All Hallows Eve.
Like the year we stuffed some old clothes with newspaper and sat it in a chair on the patio.