Early Halloween

OK, I know it’s boring because I do it every year but it’s not my fault it gets worse every year and I can’t adapt.

Who wants to guess when our neighborhood Halloween party was?

Today.

I keep staring at the calendar like a maniac. I mean, it’s not even the weekend before Halloween. It’s the weekend before the weekend before Halloween. Klara is old enough to understand that something is not right. “But it’s not Halloween yet, Mommy,” she says. “Why are we having a party?” I have no idea what to respond.

On the positive side, kids were given glow sticks at the party, and these were Klara’s first glow sticks, so she’s enraptured.

She’s also a very polite child. “Look, a witch!” a said pointing to one of the decorations.

“It might actually be a skeleton, Mommy,” she said gently. “I think you made a mistake. But that’s OK! Don’t be sad!”

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10 thoughts on “Early Halloween”

  1. So exactly who/what association decided that today was going to be the Halloween celebration? Does the party mean no house-to-house treat or treating in your weird neighborhood?

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      1. You are aware that in some places in America today, it’s ILLEGAL to go trick-or-treating before 6 pm or after 8 pm, aren’t you? Be sure to watch the clock so you don’t get arrested.

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          1. You think I’d vote for somebody named after a movie complex? Already voted (early voting allowed here by mail), so I expect to get called for jury duty within a month or two.

            I am so looking forward to turning 75 so they can’t summon me anymore — over five million people live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and somehow I’ve been called five times since I retired!

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              1. Yeah, the heat brings out all the perverts.

                Three of the trials I was called for involved sexual assault with minors. I knew when I heard the charges read out early in the morning in the courtroom that the defense lawyers would never allow a psychiatrist who had once been in charge of a whole ward of “Mentally Disordered Sex Offenders” to be seated on the jury — but I still had to sit in the courtroom all day before I was formally dismissed.

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