Tuesday 3 November 2009

Nobody Here But Us Halloweenies

Dear Great Pumpykin,

I think I'm starting to have this Halloween thing figured out.

First, you hunt and stalk a suitable pumpykin. Check.

Next, once perfect pumpykin is secured (after Daddy nearly has a conniption over the price: $7?!?! mumble grumble etc.), Mommy hacks it to pieces with sharp things (while I nap and get rested up for a night of debauchery).

Apparently, dressing up like a skunk is instrumental to this holiday, for reasons that Mommy hasn't been able to explain satisfactorily. Whatever. Everyone seems delighted to see me, and the costume that Grandma made was nice and warm and comfy, so I guess this isn't so bad.

Then you have to attend various parties and soirées. I got to go to two! Below, an assortment of turtles, bees, giraffes, piglets, princesses, and several other skunks (a "stink" of skunks, Mommy says) attempt to be photographed at the same time! Note that this wouldn't happen in the wild, either. Daddy said he felt really stressed just watching this part.

Finally, for some reason, Mommy took me around our neighbourhood, where she rang doorbells, said "trick or treat", and held out a little bucket. A lot of very nice people gave her candy, which seemed to make her happy. I don't know why I had to come along.

When we got home, Mommy let me play with the loot for as long as it took to get a few pictures of me. Then she took it all away. I'm not sure what she did with it, but I'm pretty sure I won't see it again.

All in all, it was a fun, though somewhat confusing, holiday. I was praised for being a pleasant little skunk for the whole day, though, which I guess is good.

And Mommy's already looking forward to next year!



Patti said...

I love love LOVE the skunk costume! Very cute, and very amusing. From a mummy who was just eating some candy herself....

Meg said...

Okay seriously and totally beyond cute!!!!!

Garrett Family said...

Jack loved this post! He thought Vaughn looked like Santa in the first pic (don't ask me why!) and every time I tried to navigate away from the page he would say, "I want to see pictures of the kid with his candy". And then he would laugh at Vaughn chewing his candy bar and ask a zillion questions about why he was allowed to do it! So cute!

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