Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

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 I'm getting ready for this Halloween thingamajig.   I spent about thirty dollars on candy to give away at the door.  Now, this is not among my favourite holiday.  I happen to think that the day could be spent on other things but hey, my kids enjoy going door to door for candy.

When I was a kid, my parents refused year after year to let my siblings and I cavort with others on this day.  I never actually had that experience of going door to door as a youngster.

Fast forward to my kids and it's been a part of their lives from the beginning.  When they were small, the local mall had trick or treat within it and the kids went from store to store.  They also put on activities for the wee ones.  It was much safer than taking them door to door. 

As my kids grew, I took them to neighbors and friends.  Then they started going with their friends.

The fun thing about this day though, is the costume parties that take place.  Although some of the costumes are lame or disgusting, it's still fun dressing up and having a good time.  Alas, this year, yours truly will be at home handing out the candy and checking out the gory costumes.

There are no graves, spider's web or gross me out stuff on or near our door, so that will definitely keep away some of the kids.  I know for sure that my kids' will show up with some of their friends.

As you head out, remember to be safe and to follow some of the rules to keep yourself safe. 
For the kids; don't enter anyone's home unless they are good friends of yours and check the candy before eating.

Happy Halloween!

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  1. Ain't no kids getting candy at my house 'cause I just ate it all. I hate it when that happens.

  2. Thanks for the chuckle Blase.
    Only a few of the brave ones showed up at my door because I have a light that is a motion sensor and so everything stays dark until you get to the door, lol. Now what am I gonna do with all that candy?