Hercules, who never has time to look at the camera these days
I had no idea what an explosive topic trick-or-treat has become. I tried in vain to find out what hours would be designated for trick-or-treating. So, I did what I always do in a pinch...I asked other mommies. Wowza! I got plenty of answers, most of them included questions about my sanity and suggestions for church Halloween festivals.
Despite the best efforts of the community in which we live, we dressed up and hit the streets. We had to walk over a mile and a half to find fellow trunk-or-treat shunners. Three hours and a half a meager bag of candy each, we returned home.
I understand there are bad people in the world. I understand the desire to shield our children from harm, but, get a grip! Halloween is fun! I got my first Reese's cup one Halloween because my mother would never buy them, she was convinced there were worms in the peanut butter. I decided that Whoppers (my dad's fav) aren't really that good if you compare them to a Milky Way. I got to be all kinds of fun things, from a cowgirl to a homemade devil. I wore fishnet stockings for the first time with a Halloween costume. Doesn't anyone else have fond memories like mine of Halloween?
The death of Halloween as a family holiday saddens me.
Our fish tank is doing well...considering we are on our third water change. We added a catfish to help eat up the extra food my children are prone to give. Each and every person I have talked to has given me the same advice though, start flushing one by one until they're all gone. I guess I'm a dumbass because I can't intentionally kill the fish. In for a dime, in for a dollar, that's me.
I have seven children. The Big Boy is a teenager, Jelly Bean 12, Little Boy 10, Hercules 6, The Little Lady 4, Baby Girl 3, and Baby Z 1. I have two adopted dogs, two cats 'borrowed' from J, and a turtle. I blog because one day I want to be able to go back and appreciate the humor.