Thursday, November 1, 2007

All Souls Day

We had a FABULOUS time last night! It was very similar to last year, only this year I didn't dress up. We had the door propped open and the music blaring again, and George-the-talking-head was set up on the table in front of the door. I strung my purple lights inside the door, and Tree Faerie and I met the trick-or-treaters at the door to give them candy. While I was doling out the candy (and I'm not stingy about it, either), DTTF would come out from behind a curtain weilding my axe. He toned it down some for the younger kids, but really revved it up for the older ones. We got a few good screams and one really GREAT scream. I told her after she stopped that she should be in movies with that scream! I told DTTF later that I would have been surprised if she hadn't wet herself! It was a blast! Some of the same kids from last year came around this year, too, so I think we're going to mix things up a bit next year. I'm working on ideas for a Haunted Walk, so to speak.

Tree Faerie handled it all beautifully. She's used to her daddy trying to scare her anyway, so she just squealed and laughed at him. At first, she was a bit confused by the music and darkness, and George-the-talking-head made her nervous at first, but pretty soon she was rolling with the flow of things. I've got a few pictures that I need to download off my camera and post.

Since we're on the subject of DTTF scaring Tree Faerie, let me elaborate a bit. Tree Faerie is her mother's child and proves it by jumping when you startle her, even when she's expecting it! She then giggles and squeals, just like her mother. One of her favorite games is "Daddy, Scare Me!" It is absolutely hilarious to watch! Granted, she usually runs to me and tries to climb on me when he does it, but she always wants more.

This morning I actually scared her by accident, but it was priceless! She sits in the bathroom with me when I take a shower, and usually I talk to her. Well, this morning I was feeling rather introspective, so I wasn't talking, but she was. When I got out of the shower and was putting my hair up in the towel, I was bent over in front of her (and yes, I've imagined it from her perspective, and yes, it's scary, but she's surviving okay; at least she stopped laughing every time I bend over in front of her like she used to!) when I realized I'd been very quiet throughout my shower. I peeked around at her and made some sort of noise at her, and she jumped and started giggling! It was great!

Now it's time to get ready for the rest of the upcoming holidays. I've got ideas for DTTF's gifts, but I'm really considering getting Tree Faerie a convertible car seat for Yule and leave the toys and such for the grandparents. Is that wrong of me?

By the way, I'm participating in NaBloPoMo instead of NaNoWriMo this year. Check it out!


Heather said...

The rest of the holidays? Is it November already? Where has the time gone. I did notice when we were shopping for Halloween items at the beginning of October that a lot of stores already had Christmas decs up. No wonder time seems to fly.

Andrea said...

No kidding!

carrie & troy keiser said...

SOunds like it was a good time for all! Loved the story abot TF bieng scared! :-)