We tend to bounce from holiday to holiday around my house. Fourth of July can drag on into August (complete with flag waving, parades around the house and much singing of "Yankee Doodle,") Sukkot decorations start being colored and cut out in September, etc. Now we are getting ready for Halloween. I insisted that we avoid any creepy syncretism by not putting up our zombies and skeletons until our sukkah was safely disassembled in our garage, but now things are getting ghoulish in our yard, to match the general theme of the neighborhood. Halloween is big here in Wellesley. I know that the "holiday" is much frowned upon in Jewish circles nowadays, but I enjoy it, and so do my kids. I will have a fairy and a pharoah this year, which is so well matched to their personalities (an ancient tyrant and a cheerful pixie), and hope to share some images of cuteness.