Still limping along without the basic luxury of internet, phone and cable, but once again utilizing the cold dark parking lot of the gas station down the road from where I live in order to borrow their working WiFi hotspot, with the few pictures from Halloween. It was a meager Halloween this year – there were a lot fewer porch lights lit this year, evidence that a multitude of people opted not to hand candy out to costumed kids.
I’m sure several things factored in, what with the general state of the economy, as well as the freak snow storm we had just two days prior, causing some Halloween events to be canceled altogether, and less people braving the elements to collect a bag full of candy. Though I was secretly happy, because that meant less candy to hide later to avoid those random crazy sugar highs.
We walked several blocks on the icy and snowy sidewalks and streets, and since there was so much darkness all around (no lights, no decorations, not many people out and about), I didn’t get any really great shots of the kidlets in full-on trick-or-treat mode.
When we reached the corner of one darkened street, we had the blessed light of one lone street lamp shining, so I had them stop to get a quick picture:
Little Dude had fun at first, but it was cold (notice the rosy cheeks), so after a few houses he kept asking: “We going home now?” He was hilarious, though – since so many people delegated the task of handing out candy to their offspring, any time we would walk past one of the inordinate numbers of teens dressed up and trick-or-treating, he’d say “Hi – are you going to give me a present?” as he thought anyone over the age of 6 or 10 would be handing him candy as he went along, saving him the trip to the front door.
Princess Nagger, now an old hand at this trick-or-treat business, was great at helping him get it all figured out. And she was a walking advertisement for the Angry Birds app – she kept piping up every time someone exclaimed over her costume: “If you have a SmartPhone, download Angry Birds today!”
After we got back, Little Dude went straight to bed (since it was his bedtime after all), and since our cable and internet were still out, Princess Nagger settled down to read a book – falling asleep shortly thereafter:
Notice she’s still sporting the scrape and bruise from her swing altercation at school on Friday – one of the reasons she opted not to have me paint her face yellow for her costume. Rolex got interested when I was taking pictures, so he had to jump up and check out the sleeping Princess:
This Halloween Spin Cycle was brought to you in part by Jen, who enjoyed some sugar-filled candy moments as Sprite’s Keeper. Stop by and check out the other Spinners and see their Halloween fun!