Happy Halloween!


I’m planning to rush home early today so we can carve a jack-o-lantern and sweep off the front walk before the trick-or-treaters arrive. After the rush is over, we’re going to hole up and watch Young Frankenstein. Which is totally different from this:

Just as [a children's librarian who dressed up as Minerva McGonagall] was about to take off her pointy hat and give up, she saw a mother and two children she recognized from the weekly “Story-Telling Hour” the library held for home-schooled children wanting to get out of the house. My friend waved at the family and plastered a big smile on her face. To her delight, they walked over.

The younger of the two boys smiled back and told her he didn’t know “she hated Jesus.” The older boy asked if she knew witches went to hell. The mother told her they would pray for her and explained how “good” people celebrated Halloween.

“At our house we have a special tradition,” the mom said. “We turn off all the lights so no one will trick-or-treat us, and then we go in the basement and make waffles all night.”

Waffles? What the hell? As my oldest daughter would say, “That was random!”

So — how will you celebrate Halloween? Waffles, or something more demonic fun?

3 Responses to “Happy Halloween!”

  1. Del says:

    Waffles ALL NIGHT LONG! Whoo-hoo! Par-tay, babee!

    I guess those hs kids won’t be showing up at Story Hour any more. Pity. But it was bound to crash; sooner or later, she would have broken out some Satanic children’s story like The Witch’s Broom.

    This ties in with the cheapo makeup kits I saw at Party City this morning. One kit was labeled Hollywood Make Up Kit, and the other, which looked like the same melamine-laced junk, was labeled Family Value Make Up Kit. I’m guessing it’s supposed to be a makeup kit that’s a real value for the price and can be used by the whole family, but still. Cracked me up.

    We’re going to give out candy for maybe fifteen minutes (if there’s any left – I just ate another box of Milk Duds) and then go to the McGill-Murphy game to watch our costumed kids play the halftime show. Kill McGill!

    Which reminds me. Must go transform a period costume skirt, Goodwill blouse, three-quarters of a yard of skull-patterned silvery lace, half a yard of lavender velour, and a spool of ribbon into a fabulous Gothic gown. Wish me luck. Or, if you like, pray for me.

    Mmm. Waffles.

  2. Tricia says:

    Skull-patterned lace? Want.

    I drank a bottle of wine while giving out candy to actual trick-or-treaters. It was awesome. I love my new neighborhood.

  3. Kathy says:

    Skull-patterned lace sounds way cool. As does the talent to take those things and make them into a costume.

    We didn’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters. 15YOD stood me up in favor of a last minute party invitation, so I watched two of the three Buffy Halloween episodes between running to the door. Then I went to sleep. :)

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