10 Helpful Halloween tips from the land of saints

A quick guide to the proper Halloween attire for your children when living in northern Italy.

1.) Rule number one: Do not dress your child in a Halloween costume that is anything other than a witch or monster. (If you have done so continue reading.)

2.) Do not try to explain to your Italian mommy friends why you dressed your child as a cowgirl , when they have all dressed theirs as witches and monsters.

3.) Do not tell your 5-year-old that she is the prettiest cowgirl in the entire school – as she is the only cowgirl in the entire school.

4.) Do not take this small mishap lightly – after all you have just left your 5-year-old cowgirl in the playground surrounded by 458 little witches and monsters.

5.) Do not tell your Italian husband about second part of point number 4.

6.) Do not call your Italian mother in law to make you feel better.

7.) Do not swear to yourself that you will never make this mistake again because you will probably forget again next year.

8.) Do not  spend your entire day thinking what you could have done differently, because, as  your mother in law will confirm, the damage is done.

9.) Do not pick up said child wearing a Santa hat and singing jingle bells in a really loud voice. (see last part number 8.)

10.) Last but not least do not burst out crying when your 5-year-old tells you her day was great. Brave little thing.

About Cassidy_S

My name is Cassidy, I live in Northern Italy with my husband and 2 kids. When I first arrived to Italy the only thing I was sure of was that I wanted to live in this country, a country that is not known for its organization but is more beautiful than you can imagine!
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1 Response to 10 Helpful Halloween tips from the land of saints

  1. Reblogged this on italy with grace and commented:

    As Halloween nears I thought I would share a few helpful hints on what not to dress your child in..

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