Friday, September 30, 2005

The end of trick or treat

It's autumn and the sky is pale gray. We were outside cutting the hedge and piling brush up to burn. I'm planning a huge bonfire for Halloween. My daughter wants to have a party. It used to be that the village had Halloween here. They invited the kids to dress up and go trick or treating. That was about three years ago, and it lasted only two years
My twins took care of that. The second year they dressed up as terrorists and took all the candy from the people before the crowd of kids came. The French, not having a clue what trick-or-treating was, just handed out whole bags of candy. And the rest of the village kids (about twenty of them, all grouped together) got to each house and found there was no more candy.
I have no excuse for the twins. I also had no idea what they were up to. They dressed (one in army fatigues and one as a black ninja - both with masks and carrying water-squirt guns) and left the house before Julia did. (a small witch with a huge, black wig) The village kids milled around the village square then went off trick-or-treating - and only a very few houses hadn't been raided by the twins.
Once the candy collected, the twins went around terrorizing the small dog and goose population in the village, creating much noise and havoc. They squirted each other and the neighbor's windows, and generally made a nuisance of themselves. They probably were much less bothersome than the teens in the US - from what I see on TV they use eggs, shaving cream, and set things on fire. The twins simply took all the candy and squirted water on everything that moved.
But the mayor and the village fĂȘte committee decided that was enough, and banned Halloween. So, we have to have a private Halloween party in our garden. I have a month to plan it. And since the twins are now in college, I may even have enough candy to go around.


Cheyenne McCray said...

OH, Sam, that is too funny. Your twins must have been a handful! Your Halloween party sounds cool, though. I'm lucky to find a costume last minute for my youngest. *g*

Sam said...

A handful is putting it mildly, lol. You can imagine how empty the house seems without them!
I'm not sure what we'll do this year besides the bonfire - I want to do 'The Witch is Dead' but I don't want to scare the kids too much! (insert evil cackle)

Wynn Bexton said...

I love Hallowe'en but nowdays it seems a lot of people are freaked out by it and of course it isn't so safe any more for kids to be out trick-or-treating so they have these community dos instead. One of my favorite Hallowe'ens as an adult (when my kids were little) was decorating my house like a haunted house (murals painted on picture windows, the sounds of the haunted house piped outside so all the neighbhourhood could hear) This attracted kids from everywhere and what a shock/surprise they had when Grandpa Munster the vampire greeted them at the door with a glass jug of 'blood'(tomato juice). It was simply hilarious.

Sam said...

Ohhh! Good idea, lol! Tomato juice is the perfect Halloween beverage!