Last night’s Halloween action shattered the previous year’s record of FOUR tricker treaters with an astounding FIVE costumed kiddies paying us a visit! We had the lights on, giant plastic pumpkin out front, and modestly creepy decorations in view. Don’t know what more I could have done. Akemi suggested I probably discouraged a few children by hiding under the porch steps and slashing at their little legs with an exacto knife, but I argue that being frightened is what it’s all about. Certainly, a dangling rubber spider or front yard scarecrow aint gonna get the job done anymore. Kids are more sophisticated nowadays!
What about you guys? Do anything special to terrify/annoy the tykes? Hand out fresh vegetables? Toothbrushes? Demand a trick before a treat and then immediately insist they take song requests starting with something from the Andrew Sisters? For my part, I was going to give out ice cream, dropping a scoop in each bag with the advisement to “Hurry up and get home and eat it before it melts!” but, again, Akemi intervened.
Hey, check this clip out from the old days on Stargate: Atlantis, and a little episode called Tracker…