so.... my neighbors.
my neighbors keep stopping me when they see me outside gardening or taking the dog for a walk. after they say welcome to the neighborhood, blah, blah, blah...the next thing out of their mouth is... do you know about halloween?
i want to be a smart ass and say a couple things like:
" i've heard it's a holiday where kids beg for candy, is that really true? i wish they had that when i was a kid" with a puzzled look
"isn't that on the 31st of october?" and scratch my head
"that's my lord's birthday." (kidding)
"we don't celebrate that day, it's associated with satan and he's a bad bad man! may the power of christ compel you, may the power of christ compel you" and run away
"halloween has roots in the celtic festival of samhain and the christian holy day of all saints. and samhain means summer's end so halloween is a pagan holiday to celebrate the end of the harvest and the beginning of the darker half of the year." and push my glasses further up my nose.
but i don't because being sarcastic is probably not the best way to start being a good neighbor, so i say no, "what about halloween?"
get this... my neighbors say, "expect a 1000 kids."
now this above scenario has happened more than once, i have had a dozen of neighbors warn me. i decided to heed their warnings, i have bought 6 huge bags of candy. it fills a basket 2 feet long, 1 foot wide, and about a foot deep. i'm going to be pissed if i spent 50 dollars on candy and i get 2 kids. i'm going to egg their house with all my leftover candy! but i think they are serious because half the houses are seriously decorated to the hilt and i only have two pumpkins because someone keeps systematically stealing my pumkins one by one. spooooky!
wish me luck and have a happy halloween!
Posted by krysta at 7:27 AM