At the last-minute FringeMan quickly made a few tombstones for our front yard. It was a rough day for him, and he totally impressed me with his handiwork. He wanted to get much more elaborate, but he ran out of time. You see his broken driver’s seat came unbolted from the vehicle frame yesterday. When he pulled into the hardware store parking lot and opened his door, it fell off. ToTheGround!
I laughed and laughed, because I envisioned him being a cartoon character driving down the road, losing car parts with each mile. I saw him eventually sitting in the air with just a steering wheel in his hand, finally falling to the ground with a thud and a cloud burst of dust.
He didn’t share the humor in my vision.
But still, he spooked out our yard and played gruesome music for the children. Trick-or-Treating is officially on Friday night in our town. At first I didn’t like it not being on the actual day, but it is better. It’s easier to know it’s always on Friday night. I just wish my kids wanted to be something cute.
Please ignore the siding falling from my house. It’s kinda like the car.
Both my kids were vampires!
Uh, I wanted something more like a teddy bear and bumble-bee. Why are they growing into gruesome children?
I know many of you probably do not celebrate Halloween, but for us, it’s nothing more than a fun night. We dress up in goofy outfits, let the kids eat way too much sugar, and do our part to add fun to our neighborhood. Yes, sometimes even FringeMan and I dress-up. Not this year. Time and money did not permit.
The boys went out together, pillaging the town’s people for all they are worth. Rumors of full size candy bars floated around town in the weeks prior to last night, and my son and his friendly hooligans were bound and determined to find them.
My neighbor and I took out the girls. They put their heads to the ground and shut their eyes tight at the creepiest houses. So funny! I love it when adults try to scare the sweets from the children. It is the one night a year we can get even!
The day ended with a house full of kids, mac & cheese, and a Frankenstein movie. The adults retreated to the kitchen to eat pizza and pick out the good chocolate.
Would I steal candy?