Trick or Treating or attending a Fall Festival can be a fun, enjoyable evening even though your spouse is far from home. You might find yourself wanting to skip the whole evening and stay inside with your big bucket of candy. It can be hard to let go and have some fun while knowing your spouse is in harms way. Having all of these feelings is very normal. Taking time to enjoy those special days that come throughout the year is important. I'm not saying it will be easy, but allowing yourself to forget your troubles, even for an evening, can help you relax, lower your stress level and allow you to feel better.
When it comes to having your kids dress up for the evening, here are some safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
ON THE TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL:
Deployments can be long and emotionally draining. In the end, your spouse wants to know you are taking care of yourself, which includes trying to have a little fun along the way. Building relationships will be the key to your successful deployment experience. One of my best friend's mom used to say, "you don't need a lot of friends, you only need one good one." I encourage you to reach out, connect with a spouse(s) in your area and enjoy this time of year, with or without a scary costume!
For more tips visit: Halloween Safety Tips
How are you spending this Halloween?
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