Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween!

I LOOOOOVE Halloween.

It makes me use a lot of vowels.

When else is it completely acceptable to have spider webs all over your house?

And you can dress ugly, and it's all good.

And warts and nasty wounds are not only acceptable, they are revered.

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is the greatest movie of all time.

I love chocolate, and on Halloween you can eat as much as you like.

You can wear fake tattoos and people think it's cool. But if you still have one on Nov. 1st, it means something completely different.

Handing out pounds of sugar to children is not only good, it is expected.

You can't wait to see what "The Simpsons" Halloween episode will be.

When children are small, you can dress them as lambs. Or lemurs. Or teeny tiny construction workers.

Then they get older, and want to be superheros, or book characters.

Then they hit fourth grade, and want to be dead, or wounded, or scary.

And when you are 46, you just want to light the candles, hand out the candy to the cute kids in costumes, and pour yourself a glass of wine while you watch Charlie Brown, and remember what it was like to walk by the dark houses in your neighborhood and wonder why they didn't want to hand out candy....

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