I suppose I should do an obligatory Halloween Post. I used to get really Scrooge like about Halloween, and rant on about the Americanisation of Australian Culture, Sugar is the Devil, trick or treating is unsafe, blah di blah blah, but let's face it, that ship has sailed now. Particularly the whole Americanisation thing. As if it's Halloween that is Americanising our culture. Look around, people! It's ALREADY HAPPENED! We are watching the Frankenstorm LIKE IT IS HAPPENING IN OUR OWN COUNTRY! May as well adopt the holidays too. And Halloween isn't even American, it's originally Celtic or Briton or something. All Hallow's Eve, remember? I quite like the idea of adopting Thanksgiving too, it seems like a pleasant tradition.
So M bought 3 bags of lollies to hand out to the random kids who sometimes turn up. But since he hasn't been here, I had all the lights out the front turned off and the door shut while I single-handedly wrangled both smalls into the bath and bed, and I think it must have put off potential callers. I only had one, a pushy girl who ran down the driveway and banged on the door, sullenly staring at me and muttering "Trick or Treat". Nary a parent to be seen. WTF?
As a kid I had a friend whose family always put on a Halloween party and it was really fun, they would organise the neighbourhood and we would all walk round the pre-arranged houses with our parents, trick or treating. I find it really weird that people would just let their kids wander around random houses in their neighbourhood without planning it first.
Anyway, I gave her a mini Cherry Ripe and she slunk off without egging the car so we're ahead there.
So the laws of science and mathematics tell us that three bags of lollies/chocolates, minus one tiny Cherry Ripe bar, equals a shitload of leftovers, to the power of "Get in Mah Belly!". Anyone see that episode of the Vicar of Dibley where she wakes up on the couch covered in chocolate wrappers after a big night on the good stuff? That's pretty much how I look right now.
|Couldn't find a pic of that episode so here's the one where she sticks her whole head in the chocolate fountain. Same thing really.|