"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Matter of factly, overheard at the elementary school:

Mom:  "You need to calm down now."
Child:  "I just can't because I've been smiling all day!"

This was a transitional year.  No requests.  No desired creativity.  Self reliance in costuming.  Self sufficiency in trick or treating.  Bittersweet like sour gummy worms.

This year:    

A little girl who caught on fast and might make a career in candy stalking.  A man who got into the spirit of things, chasing teenage youth through our woods with a chainsaw.  Dressing up thematically to the irritation of some very independent lady friends :)  A $1 toddler's Salvation Army kitty costume that a sewn one couldn't beat.  Teenage independence.  And finally getting to go to "kool" to watch parades and party some more.  

A holiday full of firsts and definitely reasons to smile.

1 comment:

  1. ok I am loving the bee and beekeeper.I may steal that one!!