Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween is Great


Ok, so I really do love Halloween. I love both kids and adults dressing up. I love decorating my house inside and out. I love all the fun themed food. I love scaring the shit out of little people.

You know what I don't like. Parades. I hate parades. For ALL holidays. But if I have to endure one holiday parade it would be a Halloween one. I parked way far away from the elementary school carrying way too many cookies and a large camera. I stood for way too long to watch kindergarten through fifth grade parade their costumes. Really cute. Blah blah blah. Class parties with jacked up little people high on sugar. Great fun. Then I moved on to a preschool Halloween parade. Cuter. Shorter. The people and the parade.

Then I drove around town and saw the signs for the town parade tomorrow at 10:30am. I have done everything I can to discourage my children from marching in yet another inane parade. I shall bribe them with Halloween candy, television and toys. Whatever it takes. I will only pull out the "mommy is about to stick her head in the oven" at the very last minute.

6 comments:

Connie said...

Oh, you make me laugh out loud. I wonder if the kids would get the head in the oven threat.

Jennifer said...

but I LOVE parades. Especially those with marching bands and the Drum Major who wears a big tall hat and carries a long stick. Maybe its the memory of early morning practices and the complicated formations, but I still cry or come close to it, when I see a marching band. I'm off to a big Halloween parade in K-town this afternoon and I hope there are bands. Save the head in the oven threat for something bigger..it's too good to waste :-)

Sarah in Disturbia said...

You know, I too love a marching band. That is the only redeeming thing about a parade. Unfortunately, you have to stand and watch all that other stupid shit. Our Halloween parades had no band.

Jennifer said...

but it looks like your parade had a beautiful witch and 2 other scary looking characters with just the right amount of charisma! Happy Halloween!

Connie said...

Great costumes!

Sarah in Disturbia said...

make sure you click on the picture to make it full size. You have to see Lucy's face close up. Saturday night. Does not feel like real Halloween. Dodged the parade today : )