Friday, October 31, 2014


Let's just establish this from the start: I am obsessed with Halloween.

I love to decorate the house so it changes with the seasons, I adore seeing kids having so much fun, and above all, I have a lifelong love of the eerie and macabre. I blame R.L. Stine.

With all the work we've been doing on the house, we didn't have much energy to put into decorating or celebrating this year, but I think we still made a respectable showing.

My wonderful hubby brings up the Halloween decorations.

It sounds like most kids trick-or-treat in the very dense neighborhoods close to town, but I HAVE AN EVIL PLAN. MUAHAHAHA!

When I was a kid, there was a woman in the neighborhood who dressed up as a witch. And not a good witch, or a cheesy fake-looking witch - a green-skinned, hook-nosed, long-nailed cackling practitioner of the dark arts. To get your candy, you had to walk right up to her and put your hand in her cauldron. It's a miracle I didn't drop dead of a heart attack on the spot. It was basically the best thing ever.

So now that we're going to be in a house of our own, year after year, I'm going to do the same. Even if only a few kids come this year, hopefully word will spread, and we'll become a community destination for delicious, delicious terror. Come, little children ....

Run for your souls.

Plus, I'm giving out full size candy bars.

Like any witch worth her warts, I also have a companion animal. Meet my pet bat. (I'll follow this with a post on how to make this costume.)

Mommy, I don't know about this ...

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