Cinderella came to my house!
October 31, 2006 § Leave a comment
Let’s talk about how I get TTTTTTTTHHHHHHHIIIIIIIISSSSSSSS excited about trick-or-treaters… it’s a little ridiculous. Tonight, Katelyn and I were sitting around the Los Gatos house (yes, I’m here, but only until tomorrow morning… long sad story) moaning and groaning because no one was knocking on our door. So we developed a strategy: we turned on all the lights, we put out some not-so-subtle signs that say “WE HAVE CANDY!!!!”… I put on a costume, and we tried to think lots of kid friendly, welcoming, happy-happy thoughts. Nothin’. Then we thought maybe all the “WE HAVE CANDY!!!!!” signs made us look a little too eager, like we were no longer the happy-cool-kid-friendly house, but the a-little-TOO-kid-friendly house, if you know what I’m saying. We were sad. We lamented: “Why don’t the children love us?” ” We are nice people” “Alas, Alack” etc.
So we’ve had like, five thousand trick-or-treaters in a row now. And every single Disney princess. And we try not to scare them with our relentless and somewhat suspicious enthusiasm. And I pretty much love Halloween for this reason: your neighbors come to your door… you smile and exchange good wishes and get to talk to their kids without seeming like a weirdo. And it’s just nice. Well, that and costumes. Those are nice too.