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The monster mash

So just because I didn't do anything interesting for Halloween doesn't mean that there weren't millions of kids out there having fun Trick or Treating. Well, as much fun as they can have never having known a real Halloween where the streets were teeming with kids and before the stranger danger paranoia hit. Let me just say that the Halloween I knew is dead. The Halloween where kids would roam the streets learning the fine arts of panhandling in great mobs is over, replaced by crappy, moderated Halloween parties for kids and drunken Bacchanals filled with slutty pirates, slutty witches, slutty zombies and basically slutty anything you can imagine. This is not to say I'm against slutty per se. I just wish that instead of perverting Halloween which should have stayed a kid's holiday, perhaps they could have come up with a new holiday for boozing and dressing up and called it Slutober or something.

Oh well.

So anyway, even though I was a wet blanket and decided not to go see, Connie did apparently take the kids out trick or treating. She sent me some photos of their foraging.

So here's Maddie in her princess costume. You can see Will behind her dressed as a dinosaur. It's a nice touch that they each have their own color pumpkin. When I was a kid, we just used a freaking plastic bag or pillow case.

Here's a closeup of Will as a dinosaur. Oddly, it looks more green in this picture rather than the vibrant blue of the last. Maybe it's a lighting issue.

And here's Morgan. It's actually hard for me to recognize Morgan without her face scrunched up and an audiotrack of her howling playing in the background. That's usually how I've seen her whenever we've interacted. She's wearing the traditional cow costume which I think Connie has had each kid wear now. I guess she might as well get used to hand-me-downs now because there's probably more a'coming.

And so that's that and another Halloween gone.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 2nd, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Cute dinosaur.
Nov. 3rd, 2011 09:43 am (UTC)
Thanks for the spider btw. So how have you been lately? Do they celebrate Halloween in France?
Nov. 3rd, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
I am doing okish with things. How are you doing?

They do not really celebrate Halloween much in France. I noticed a few people (about 6) dressed up...they were all adults and probably going to a party. There are no decorations or pumpkins and no trick or treating happens. The day after Halloween is a public holiday here...It is all saints day and supposed to be the day that you remember the dead. Most people in Paris go out late the day before a public holiday as they do not have to work the next day.
Nov. 2nd, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, Connie's really cranking them out! Somehow I remember hearing about the first but missed the next two. :) You think Halloween was unrivaled masses of children when YOU were a kid, you have no idea. I still remember the first time a razor blade showed up in an apple. (first time in the entire nation. If I remember correctly it was New York state).
Nov. 3rd, 2011 09:39 am (UTC)
She used to say she wanted 4 but I think 3 might be it. We'll know for sure by this time next year. She doesn't seem to believe in spacing kids out in multi-year gaps. Neither do I really...it just seems wrong to have kids 4 years apart who can't beat on one another fairly evenly.
Nov. 3rd, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
great post as usual!

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