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Ruby's 2nd Hallowe'en

November 1, 2007

Ruby had a good time.  She loved her costume and walked from house to house like a pro.  She quickly figured out that it was all about the candy, even though she’s never really had any candy before.  “Trick or Treat” is still a mouthful for her, but at least she said please, thank you, and the occasional “meow”.  Occasionally she’d try to wander into people’s houses after they’d given her a treat.

She had one peanut butter cup when we got home, and she was definitely in the mood for more, but we’re holding her to one per day. And tomorrow, it won’t be so close to bedtime.

Steve's Rules For Hallowe'en

October 31, 2007
  • Carving silhouetted pictures into a pumpkin is lame. Pumpkins should be faces.
  • Costumes which place a head on top of your head are not allowed.
  • Costumes which are not really costumes but instead just a big bag of walking product placement are not allowed. If you want to be a Power Ranger, then be one — not a walking billboard for the Power Rangers.
  • If you don’t say trick or treat, you don’t get any candy.
  • If you I ask for a trick and you can’t do a trick, then no candy for you.
  • You must say thank you.
  • If you want people to knock on your door, be clear about it. Lights on, pumpkins lit, the whole nine yards. When we went out with Ruby we hummed and hawed at half a dozen doors.