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Rachel Gurevich

Trick or Treat, Not So Sweet?

By October 27, 2012

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Halloween and infertility don't always mix. Unless you're the type who goes to adult-only Halloween parties, or perhaps loves spending Halloween night watching horror flicks, Halloween usually just means looking out your window at hundreds of children. Halloween is basically a child-focused holiday, which can be difficult for those without kids.

There are a few ways to approach the holiday. You can play the awesome auntie and help dress up your nieces and nephews, even take them out trick or treating. You can go crazy on decorating your house, creating a spooky yard, and have fun treating visitors.

Or you can avoid the entire thing altogether (mostly, anyway). You can keep your lights out and hope that no tricksters visit, while you and your partner sneak into a back room to watch a movie (scary or not!) You can keep your lights out and leave the house, making reservations at a posh restaurant. If you feel bad not handing out treats, you can place a large bucket, bowl, or plastic pumpkin full of candy and a note to trick-or-treaters, asking them to take just one per person.

Here's what I really don't want you to do: anything you don't want to do. Don't feel obligated to help your sister out with her kids if it'll just bring you down. Don't hide away in the back of your darkened house if you really want to join in the Halloween fun.

What are your Halloween plans? Feel free to leave a comment below!

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