Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

When I was a teen it was considered cool to go to Haunted Houses on Halloween. You would pay ten bucks to go into a dark warehouse full of strobe lights and a guy with a chainsaw who would jump out and chase you down a hall. Scared the shit out of me. And I hate being scared. I don't like horror movies or even mildly startling ones. I don't like roller coasters. I don't like surprise endings.

And I hate haunted houses.

My idea of Halloween fun is the kind for little kids. I like costumes that make you look fuzzy and mini Kit Kat bars. Anything else is beyond me.

Today I dressed my baby as a skunk (free costume from a friend of mine's son). And damn she was cute. We went to a downtown Everett Trick or Treat event so she could look at all the kids in their costumes. And damn, we will totally do that again. Lots of kids, lots of candy all wrapped up in a festive non-scary atmosphere. I hope we go again next year.

I'm already planning the family costume.


Eeek said...

If our baby was a girl, my husband wanted to a King Kong, the baby would be Faye Ray, and I could be the director; another idea was Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Wendy. Instead it's a boy so I'm assuming I'm looking forward to years of Batman and Robin or Darth Vader and Luke.

Linda said...

um, could that BE a more adorable costume? I like how the belly is all fuzzy. And it was FREE!
You can totally borrow my monkey one next year!

And next year it will be even more fun, because she'll be walking and saying "twick o' tweet!" and then she'll astound people with her cuteness. They'll probably dump entire bowls of candy in her bucket.