Halloween – check!

October 31, 2012


Well, the day has come and gone. The kids at school actually kept it together today much more than I would have thought. We even had a snack of Apple Lanterns to give us energy for the evening’s adventure (not an original idea, but still fun). It will be interesting to see how they fare tomorrow. My vote is for crabby and slightly weepy.

I did not have the guts to put this up on the Center’s Facebook page, mostly because it is a stolen image. It does, however, sum up the week:


I didn’t keep track of how many children came to trick-or-treat at my house this year, and I appreciate not feeling like it was a contest where I was the only contestant. It did seem like it was a slow year, though. I closed shop at 8:20, but at 8:30 a 9-year-old boy was knocking at my door. He was all alone, and I don’t think he knew ‘porch light out’ protocol. I gave him some candy anyway, and am now typing this in my completely darkened house, avoiding the teenagers who scare me.

How was your Halloween?


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Halloween – check!”

  1. Kris Said on:

    We welcomed trick-or-treaters for the first time in years, since no one in our old neighborhood kept their porch lights on. We counted (to settle a family bet), and the five-year-old had the guess closest to the actual number, which was 93 (a bit shy of the 200 that the neighbor lady predicted).


  2. Lauren's mom Said on:

    We had about 12, -- which is triple what we have had in past years. I don’t like buying all that candy and having it left over. I would rather have lots of kids at my door. I had one beautiful, buxomy lady at my door (about 13), and when I said, “Who are you?” the lady pointed next door and smiled. It was the Lindley’s grandson, with his brother. What a laugh!


  3. Brad Said on:

    Ha! That post card is hilarious!


  4. michelle Said on:

    Three doors on Main street, over 2000 kids, ran out of candy. $$$ly Halloween!!
    Saw some great costumes, I’ll have to find the picture of the little girl with peacock feather wings, WOW!


  5. Gretchen Said on:

    It was a bust here. Halloween is not really celebrated here anyhow, but we could have done trunk-or-treating at a nearby army base. Only trouble was one kid did not want to dress up and the other one is sick. On the bright side we had a nice quiet evening at home and I have Reese’s peanut butter cups that I don’t have to share with anyone.


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