Halloween has come and gone. We survived.
Supermom is exhausted too.
I have several updates that I feel I need to share just to get the memory out of my head and into some sort of cataloged history. To kick things off we can start off with a popular Supermom text message.
Along those same lines, I feel I have to mention the phone conversation we had today.
UD: Hey honey. How are you this afternoon.
SM: Oh… you know… good.
UD: What happened?
SM: Your child just took a shit in the floor. On purpose.
UD: Hardwood or carpet?
UD: Hmmm. Not good. How did you clean it up?
SM: Well, after I cleaned her feet and legs there wasn’t much to clean up.
UD: What about the carpet?
SM: Ms. Judy Cornbread thought she would help me out…
UD: So kid crapped in the floor and the dog ate it?
UD: I love you.
UD: I’ll call back later.
Let’s see… what else do you need updates on? Halloween report you say? Okay. Here were our costumes.
The night started in excited anticipation and ended in a puddle of sugar soaked tears in the living room floor. Not for me though, I ate Reese’s cups until I thought I might be sick and fell asleep at midnight.
I do feel the need to rant just a bit. A couple of neighborhoods that were former candy-getting hot spots have fallen by the wayside. I can’t help but feel that it is driven by the phenomenon of trunk-or-treat events that are basically a blend of flea markets and parking lot carnivals. A local church had bouncy slides and fire trucks. What in the actual hell is going on here? Have we become so protectionist that we can’t let the kids jump from a slow moving vehicle and rush into a screaming mob of other children in strange neighborhoods?
Halloween is about dressing up and wandering door-to-door like a candy fiend zombie. It is a chance for elderly people to enjoy the exuberance of children and hand out cheap flavorless candy. Okay… that last part is cliché because this one lady last night was old enough that she was trying to decide if one of her bushes was a trick-or-treater yet she was handing out handfuls of the good stuff. God bless that lady.
Take note America. That is how you fight stereotypes, with fistfuls of Kit Kats and Hersey Bars. Thanks to her cloudy vision we went back twice. Four kids X two trips = eight candy bars for DADDY! Just kidding. They only went once so I only got four candy bars.
If you think the spirit of Halloween is being killed, processed, and sold at wholesale prices – this post is for you. You’re welcome.
-Underdaddy to the rescue.