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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

Boo!

I think I'm glad that Halloween is over. We were at the Oklahoma City Zoo for the second night tonight -- we gave candy out. Sunday night we were in the scarecrow booth, which was the first booth. That meant huge crowds. I think about 6,000 kids plus parents went by. Tonight was much slower and more fun. We were in the "Judy the Elephant" booth.

The behavior of parents amazed me. They coached their kids into going through the line more than once. They grabbed handfuls of candy as they went by themselves and then there was the one little girl tonight. Beautiful, sweet looking little princess. The rule is one candy per child because we want to make sure we don't run out. So she walks over to my husband after I put candy in her bag. He says, "Sorry, sweetie, just one per bag." She says, "Well, duh." My husband, I thin was stunned, he said, "What?" She said it again, louder. In the meantime, her dad stood by and heard the whole thing and NEVER said one word to that child. Let me just tell you if that had been my princess...

Then let's talk about the mom's who showed so much cleavage and legs that I can't believe they were with their children. My kids would have died of embarassment. One woman even had fishnet stockings under her very short barely there skirt tonight. And we saw a lot of drunk parents this year. Made me wonder who was driving.

Despite all that, it was still fun. We'll do it again next year. And, I didn't notice all that stuff last year so much, so maybe it was an "off" year. Hope so. Happy Halloween everyone!

5 comments:

Melessa said...

We were at the Zoo on Monday, sorry we missed you. I promise I enforced the "just one" rule with my kids and that no one should ever have to see me in fishnets. But, the behavior of parents these days shocks me too and I'm part of their generation.

V-Grrrl said...

Maybe the little girl was really a WITCH dressed as a princess...

I had a friend who is a police officer tell me that Halloween was the "drunkenest" night of the year--far more than New Year's, St. Patrick's Day, and other holidays known for drinking.

Babs said...

We can only hope that it is the one day - the only day - they are allowed to be little monsters.

CISSY said...

Melessa: Sorry we missed you. Most of the kids and parents were delightful. It's just always a few.
V-grrl: I think she most definitely had witch potential.
Babs: I don't know. My guess is if dad and mom allow them to act this way on Halloween and in public, it's probably an everyday event. Too sad.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Just for the record my monster child was an angel! You know, that was because we threatened him if he was bad at school he wouldn't go trick or treating. He was Darth Vadar and did the breathing noises and everything. Oh, and did I mention that we were done in 30 mins, power trick or treating! He was tired and his bucket was full. He was in bed by 8pm I loved it! Oh and he said trick or treat, and then thank you! I was so impressed!