Step Back Into Place, Halloween; It’s Not Your Turn Yet!
No. I will not let go of this summer yet!
We're not even halfway through July, and already most stores I've been to have been stocking their shelves with anxiety-inducing "Back to School" supply displays.
In a couple of places, I have even seen some fall decorations on the shelves!
And then, as I was out running errands near the mall yesterday, and in the window of the old Bed-Bath & Beyond store, I spied this tell-tale sign that fall is trying to force its way through the door!
Stop right there!
You get right back into line, Halloween!
Those of us who live in Maine year-round know that we have a small window of opportunity to enjoy summer.
It's fabulous but it's fleeting. And YOU WILL NOT STEAL THIS FROM US!
Am I the only one that thinks that this is getting out of hand?!
I mean, come on! Even my 14-year-old kid said, "Isn't Halloween like 3 months away?!"
Yes, son. Yes, it is.
There will be plenty of time for Pumpkin Spice Everything season...
There will be endless opportunities for us to sit all cozy by the fire...
...And sip hot beverages while wearing boots with our besties during the almost half a year that snow is on the ground during the fall and winter months.
Most of us are still thinking about sunscreen, bug spray, and how to keep cool on these gloriously gorgeous summer days.
We're not interested in finding a sexy potato costume or a sultry penguin outfit, yet.
There will be plenty of time for that in a few months.
Don't get me wrong, I get that the store needs time to prep its merchandise and employees for the upcoming holiday season. Heck, Spirit Halloween hasn't even released where the actual location of its Bangor store will be this year. They plan to do that by the 25th of this month.
But having to pass by the constant visual reminder that the end of summer will be fast approaching is almost too much!
Come on now! Let us enjoy the dog days of summer just a little bit longer before you throw fall in our faces!
Side note: If you are looking for a holiday gig, and you dig all things frightful, Spirit Halloween is hiring! Check them out online here.