I apologize that my posts have come at an erratic pace lately, but life is a bit chaotic at the moment, and I’ve been trying to clear some things up. I hope I can get back to a regular day of posting soon or at least by the end of the holidays. Meanwhile, I put together this list of issues that I’ve experienced, (not all at once, thankfully) and hope that some of you will be able to relate. Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!
Signs that you’re not ready for Halloween:
- You arrive at work, and discover, in place of your expected coworkers, there is a dragon, a puppy, a kitten angel, and half a dozen assorted cats plus a few adults dressed as Disney characters. Oops, you forgot that today was the costume contest.
- Your spouse/kids/dog found your hidden stash of Reese’s Cups that you were saving for trick-or-treaters (honestly!) again.
- You’ve lost your head, that is, the life-like skull that was part of last year’s graveyard display on your front lawn. You don’t have time to look for another one, and they’re out of stock on Amazon. Oh, well, you will just have to scatter the bones further and maybe carve an extra pumpkin?
- It’s nine p.m. and your teenager informs you that they need a costume for a party they were invited to two weeks ago, which takes place tomorrow. Also, they need a ride and snacks to satisfy a crowd of ravenous teens.
- You visit your favorite craft store that had Halloween decorations on sale last week, and find nothing there now but aisle after aisle of Christmas trees, ornaments and decorations. Really Halloween isn’t over yet!
- You send your spouse to the store for milk, and he comes back with donuts, more candy, and a giant inflatable coffin, but no milk.
- You make it to the grocery store and the candy aisle looks like a warzone, or perhaps a tornado blew through. There are Snickers and Hershey bars on the floor and half of the bins are empty, and you really don’t want to know what that trampled mess on the floor used to be. Also, they’re all out of Halloween Oreos.
- You see a group of costumed children going down the street but they bypass your house, then you realize you forgot to turn on the porch lights, and consider chasing after them. How else are you going to get rid of that ten pound bag of candy you managed to order at the last minute?
Here’s hoping that everyone out there has a stress-free and safe Halloween this year!