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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Trick Or Treat!
Yesterday was Halloween, and mom and dad had a handful of visitors last night, mostly pint-sized, who came to our front door, mumbled "Trick or treat", then turned and left for the next door after trying to empty the bowl mom had filled so lovingly with little bundles of sweets neatly wrapped with orange and black ribbon. Mom loves holidays, and really gets into the festiveness of the occasion. She's even gotten dad (old fart that he is) into it. Dad had a real shitty day at work, but mom, done up in her best attempt to look like my kind, couldn't help but nudge him, without pushing, into the spirit of things.
They also carved jack-o-lanterns the other day, making a huge mess on the kitchen floor. Again , if it wasn't for mom, old fuddy duddy probably wouldn't participate. He used to, for the kids' sake, but they're all grown now. Dad says sometimes it's like having a kid around again. I think that's a compliment. I'll know once mom reads this.
Mom likes to greet the kids at the door, and she was pretty sure that at least a couple of the tiny visitors were repeat customers, having knocked on the door only half an hour or so earlier. Things quieted down by eight or so, and they shut off the lights, brought in the pumpkins, and sat down to enjoy what was left of the candy. Okay, maybe they left a few things. Mom made a pretty cute cat, but dad, in his attempt to imitate a jack-o-lantern, just plain scared me. I'm thinking serial killer...