Wednesday, October 31, 2007

From Last Year

Happy Halloween!

I posted this last year:

Just so you don't get the wrong idea right off the bat, I'm no Halloween Grinch. Just the opposite: every year I decorate my little porch and dress up to give out GOOD candy. A few years ago I even dressed as the Cat in The Hat and spoke in rhyme to the kids. One year I wore an eye patch and it nearly gave me brain damage. I hope I never lose an eye. No more fun and games after that. Oh, I seemed to wander off the subject, which is this:

1) If you are an adult DO NOT come to my door carrying a 4 month old baby dressed in a cute little costume to collect candy. The baby will not remember the experience and the baby does not need candy. This only applies to people with an only child. If you have an actual real child that is trick-or-treating, feel free to bring along your cute little baby, but do not ask for candy for the baby.

2) If you are a kid that is taller than me, do not come to my house. If you are 5' 5" or taller, you are too old to trick-or-treat.

3) Say "Thank you" and mean it or I will put a wicked curse on your ass.

I will have the decoration pictures up later tonight.


ticknart said...

Number 2 is unfair. I went trick-or-treating my senior year in high school, with friends of a similar age, and got to wear the coolest costume ever. It was probably the most fun I ever had trick-or-treating, too. ('Course, it helps that I lived in a super hilly area where very few people went out, they drove to flat areas, so most of the people were happy to get rid of their candy.)

Plus, my mom, who works at an elementary school, told me that there are three third graders at her school who are taller over five feet tall, her height. Would you deny them candy?

Tai said...

"I'll put a wicked curse on your ass!"

geewits said...

~~High School seniors have no business trick-or-treating. When I was in high school I was going to bars (it WAS an 18 state then). Halloween is for little kids.

~~Yeah, there's nothing worse than the modern ungrateful American child.

Josie said...

Please and thank you is a good rule of thumb in any occasion, I totally agree.

Munchkin Number One (Phinnaeus Higgembotham) is my height now, even though is only 11, so he is going to stay home with his dad and help give out the goodies while his little sister, Marigold, goes trick or treating with their Mom. Their house is all decorated, and Dad has fireworks.

It's Phinnaeus's first year not trick or treating, but he's okay with it.

geewits said...

~~That's about 6th grade right? I stopped after 5th grade. At a certain point if you want to play dress-up, you just have a costume party!

Ian Lidster said...

I so agree with your three simple rules. I think I'll file them away. And, my dear, you have been tagged. So, if interested, please check my blog.

ticknart said...

I was (and remain) way too nerdy/geeky to do a thing like that, Geewits. Halloween is for fun and making other people feel uncomfortable, and high school seniors trick-or-treating as cartoon characters and muscle people is an easy way to make people feel uncomfortable.

Scarlet said...

Where are the decorations? I want to see Farrah and the other "angels."

geewits said...

~~That looks like an easy one.

~~My husband took your side in this debate.

~~I'm a night owl! I'm working on it.

ticknart said...

Good man!