Brian made his own Viking hat out of craft sticks and duct tape and it was AWESOME.
I realized tonight that Larry has taken our kids out trick-or-treating 18 years in a row. No wonder it seems a tad repetitive at this point...
We had 30 trick-or-treaters come to our door (including my 3). Not bad, but still nowhere near our counts of 65 that we used to get years ago. The problem is these stupid church parties and "trunk-or-treats" that well-meaning adults are sponsoring on Halloween night. People, listen to me. The fun part of Halloween is doing stuff that you normally don't do - including (but not limited to) wandering around outside after dark in weird costumes, knocking on people's doors, and taking candy from strangers. Driving your precious offspring to your well-lighted church or school gymnasium and letting them grab candy from one large receptacle is not Halloween. It's coddling.
|NOT a Halloween treat|
Someone this year was handing out leftover Easter candy. That's just plain tacky.
And, no, I don't know who died and left me in charge of Halloween. But I'm taking to the role just fine, thanks.
[Jack-o-lantern image: Cyber Cauldron]
[Apple image: Long Island Press]