Laura Zoey - posted on 10/30/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Simply put we aren't doing hallorween. But it's hard to know what to say to my friends who ask what we are dressing Eric up as etc. I have one catholic friend who is doing Halloween, one sort of catholic friend who is also (she claims Catholicism but doesn't practice anything), and one friend who claims no religion.
So I don't want to get all preachy at them, I don't want to make them feel like I think they are wrong for doing it but I don't want to just brush it off.
How do I say I'm not participating without offending their choices?
They know I'm a Christian but obviously they don't think that means you can't do halloween.
So I'm stumped.
So far the only thing ice said is my family never was big on Halloween, but I feel that's kind of misleading because my decision isn't simply because of family traditions or lack there of.
But I don't want to make my friend, the non religious one, feel put off by my faith so I'm not sure how to say it to her.
And for the ones who do claim Christianity how do I say I'm not ok with it when they are.
Ahh I just hope it's not mentioned again but I know it will be, so I'm hoping you all might have some motherly advise for me since my mom can't help me (she died) and my mother in law did participate in Christian like Halloween traditions.