Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The villagers are Perplexed

A couple years ago, my sons killed Halloween in the village. It wasn't really their fault - Halloween tried to make a splash in France and ended up as a flop. No one really got excited about it except the kids and a few parents, but the village fĂȘte commitee, bowing to publicity and the fact that Halloween was in fact invented by the Celts and the Celts, as everyone knows, originated in France SO...(ipso factum whatever) and voila - the French embraced Halloween for a couple years and then it faded, helped along by my sons decision to dress as terrorists and bombard the village with beebees and take All the candy.
ANYHOW - a few kids (mine - still) dress up and still make the rounds. But the French are mostly perplexed. "Bon bons ou Farce!" the kids scream.
The villagers open their doors. "What cute costumes. What do you want?"
"Well, I don't have any. But here are some...": (What follows is an actual list of what the kids brought home)
2 bottles of water
1 whole baking chocolate bar
A handful of walnuts
2 euros
A brand new box of Belgium chocolates
Several candy bars
A bag of sours
A box of cookies.

The kids are estatic and the dogs are tired (having accompanied kids all over village. Dogs were dressed up too. August was a centapede.
I wish I could post photos but blogger is acting up - I'll try to post on my Sam's Shots page.

And on another note, I entered Miss Snarks contest and got an honerable mention as 'Best nod to the Bard', lol (#23)


Bonita said...

We (Bree, Alyssa, and I) all dressed up for Halloween this year. Alyssa only went to two houses before she was tired of "Trick or Treating," but she sat in her high-chair outside and gave out treats until the bugs got too bad. I have pictures posted on my yahoo blog.

Sam said...

Two houses! LOL!
That is SO cute!!!!!
Please send the link to your yahoo blog - I promise to put it in my list so I won't lose it again!!!

Cheyenne McCray said...

That is just too funny, Sam. Boy did they make a haul. *g* My son made it 4 streets and we were both ready to go home!

Patrice Michelle said...

What a funny story! And their haul is quite unusual for sure. I'd take all the chocolate! :)

Wynn Bexton said...

Oddly, I didn't see any little goblins lurking around my street (or anywhere) on Hallowe'en night. And a couple of other people expressed the same thought. One guy in my class who lives in a residential neighbourhood with houses (not apts. like where I live) said nobody came til about 7.30 and suddenly they were swarmed. It seemed like car-loads of kids arrived all at once then no more. Weird. I guess these days they go trick-or-treating to the malls or community centres where it's safer. What a shame. Hallowe'en used to be such fun.

Bonita said...

The blog link is:
You might have to cut and paste from here because I do not know if the links works from here.

Sam said...

Thank you Bonita - those pictures are GORGEOUS!! What a beautiful family!!!