What do you do on Hallows Eve?
My plan is this:
Pick Bunny up from school
Shut all the curtains
Turn out all the lights at the front of the house
That’s right, I will be pretending I’m not home!
I did the whole trick or treat thing once. I lovingly carved two pumpkins and I shopped for a variety of treats. I waited excitedly by the door for little cuties in scary outfits to timidly knock on my door and squeak “trick or treat”, in a tiny adorable little voice, while their parents stood proudly by their side.
Is that what happened? NO! Admittedly there were a few little cuties who were polite and said thankyou. But the whole experience for me was ruined by boys who were probably about 10 years old. They came alone. No parents. It was a collusion. One acted polite. Once the bowl of sweets was within reach, three boys ran at me full force from their hiding place around the corner. They nearly knocked me over as they snatched fistfuls of sweets from my bowl. As quickly as they came, they were gone. I was left standing there with an empty sweet bowl, feeling quite honestly, a little shaken and quite upset. Is this what they call “Trick”? Because I thought nastiness was only supposed to come if you refused treats. I offered treats and they stole the whole lot.
As a result I have reverted to my old ways… pretending I’m not home!
The Jonny has carved a pumpkin for Bunny, which he is rightfully very proud of. I plan to buy some party food and play “Just Dance” on the Wii, by pumpkin light, with Bunny. She will undoubtedly dress in one of her many outfits and I will paint our faces. A cosy little secret halloween, just me and my little girl.