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Monday, November 1, 2010

What I learned from Halloween 2010

Well yesterday was Halloween for those of you that live under a rock and weren't aware of this. Yesterday I learned a couple of things that I thought I would share with you.

1. Halloween isn't as much fun without Mr. Jetplane. He's in Vegas for work. Yes I know.

2. Lil boys still love being superheros. I'm worried the masks they are selling with the costumes make it hard for them to see. I had 3 lil boys trip on my porch.

3. Some kids are straight up RUDE. If they didn't say "Trick or Treat" I would kindly say, "Do I get a Trick or Treat?" I also gave a friendly shout, "You're Welcome!!" to a few when they walked away.

4. Just because your lil sweetie pie daughter wants to dress up like a tramp, doesn't mean you should let her.....ummm k.

5. I love when parents dress up with their kids, except when those parents decide to wear scary clown masks like they are from the movie "It". Seriously people...I still have nightmares from watching that movie when I was a kid.

6. If the lights are off that means don't come knock on my door. Its 9pm people, you and your 7 kids (most of which looked under 6 yrs old) do not need to be out running the streets at 9pm.

7. You don't need to ring my doorbell 3 times, I'm not deaf and hear it on the 1st ring.

8. If you can drive yourself, you're too old to be trick or treating.

Wow...did I just become a old bittie....

I hope everyone had a great Halloween.

Update: Its come to my attention that I may have offended hearing impaired people by my "I'm not deaf" comment. If so, I hope you would understand that was not my intention. I also understand lil ones like to ring the doorbell, its the "slightly bigger" kids that seemed to be the problem.


Anonymous said...

as a hearing impaired reader, I am highly offended by your use of deaf in your post. Why is it not ok for people to say retarded but ok for people to use deaf so loosely. I hope that you never experience the pain of hearing loss.

"Cookie" said...

I was a parent with a little one last night.... I know it's annoying to have the door bell rang multiple times. Just keep in mind that they're little ones and can get a little too excited. OR. If kids were in a group like us, they were supposed to take turns. This didn't happen much so a couple of kids would each ring it once.

Trick or Treating is exhausting! I was pooped when it was over. And I totally agree with the young girls looking like tramps.... no bueno!

erika said...

Love it, especially #4! Just wrong!

Amy said...

Ok, I am hearing impaired as well and if I had read your post before the update with the apology, I would NOT have been offended at all. People, like Anonymous, need to learn to laugh it off or develop a thicker skin or perhaps see an Audiologist. That's what I did.

Random Musings said...

Ugg about the anonymous comment.. REALLY?? I mean REALLY? It was clear to me that you were NOT TRYING to offend anyone...

I also agree with your post I think some kids are too big and RUDE to be trick or treating! And letting your daughter dress like a tramp??

Sharon said...

"IT"? I still can't believe I watched that movie! Scariest movie of ALL TIME! I used to tell my kids that "IT" lived in the crawl space to keep them out when I would actually hide their Christmas presents there. Seriously, the kids in my neighborhood were dressed as some weird things too. One little guy was Buzz Lightyear and my husband thought he was an airplane! He was pretty cute but then we had some bigger guys who just stood there like slugs with pillow sacks full of candy...what's the world coming to?

Jessica Lynn said...

Someone really got offended by that comment? Seriously people? Geez! It turns out I'm a little bitter towards trick or treaters, too. In fact, my candy-giving duties were stripped away, because I was being "too mean" to the "kids." And by "kids" I mean 18 year olds who weren't even dressed up. Give me a break!

Moe said...

Can I just say that I totally feel you on the not letting your daughters dress like tramps thing?!?!? *sigh*

That's all I'm going to say...but I could write a novel.

sorry your husband was gone for the holiday. :(

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