Thursday, October 30, 2008

Humbug Halloween

Voodoo appears to be the soul of Halloween here. In fact, when people start knocking at the front door, he is usually already in hiding. I haven't really been able to get into the spirit of Halloween since my boys (um, 23 & 27) and the rest of the neighborhood kids have finally figured out that they are too old for trick-or-treating. Strangers seem to truck into my neighborhood to stand mutely on my doorstep holding out a plastic grocery sack with no clue as to the spirit of holiday. I fully suspect that my candy is being confiscated from them and resold in dollar stores all over the community in the coming year. No one seems to understand or care either "Trick or Treat" or "thanks!". I'm tired of ten year old girls who look like they will leave my doorstep and spend the rest of the evening hooking on the corner. I'm tired of boys pretending (all too well) to be thugs. We have a cat door that opens onto the entryway right where the kids stand waiting for me to open the door. I wanted to reach through the cat door and grab them by the leg!! but it was pointed out that more than one dolt would probably fall down the stairs and sue me for instructing them in the spirit of Halloween. Well, all this griping is moot because this year, I have to work, as in YES! a JOB! and by the time I get home the candles will be out, the candy gone and the spirit flown for another year. This year even Karma is singularly unimpressed with my efforts.

4 comments:

A.N.T. said...

BOOOOOOOOOOO! Scare you? lolol
Nice Jack'O carving - if I tried that there would be a bloody Jack'O for sure - MY BLOOD...
Kitties look significantly tres fey -love VooDoo's expression for sure. Sorry you are working on Hallow's Eve - but you know, people bring their ghosties and goblinettes to the mall to trick o' treat the stores - so who knows. I like your current WIP - don't know what you think is wrong with it????
a.n.t.

arlee said...

I totally agree---since WHEN did it become "necessary" to dress sexy or graphic- novel-dangerous at Halloween??? I'm sure all the real ghouls are snarfing in hysterics---but it sure makes it easier for them to pick out and drag the horror movie auditionees to hell :}

jude said...

really. i dress up really scary and scare all the kids away. it worked, they don't come anymore.

susan said...

i remember how "FUN" halloween used to be. the parties with bobbing for apples and outfits made by mom and we always said thank you after we were given our treat...i asked my son what tv tori can watch while she spends a months with us...only good cartoons. "none of that nickolodea reality crap" i asked him what that was...hannah montana. my son is so conservative when it comes to tori but i gotta admit i wouldnt want her as a role model for my baby...shes dating a 20 year old "man", is that legal? yeah, he just wants to hold her hand. i remember being at my sister's and her daughter and friends were going out to "party", they were 12?!!!!! and they all looked like hookers. i couldnt believe i said, just like my mom years ago..."are you letting her leave the house like that?" i just dont get it...