We're too rural for trick-or-treaters, and there is no party for me to go to. Instead, we decided to do a horror movie-a-thon. My son's friends cancelled, and he's off playing video games. My daughter's friends came in couples. I guess when you get old enough, people just pair off?
Interestingly, they won't even eat the food that's provided if I'm anywhere in sight. So, I'm circling. I'm spending some time checking on the video games, and then the movie area, and then the computer room, and then the movie area... etc. Halloween became a JOB! When did that happen!? My job is to be the bucket of cold water. The old fuddy-duddy that just doesn't understand.
I should have put my hair in curlers, worn a pink bathrobe, and wandered around in bunny slippers with a tube of Bengay. That would have really helped out my image with the teens, I'm thinking.
Well, while I'm trying to occupy myself (and actively eavesdropping, so I can go into the room any time it gets too quiet) I can also confess that the Halloween candy has been an issue for me. I'm not really a candy person. I love reese's of course...
|Yeah, that's from a few years ago... but it could have been me this week, I admit it.|
However, even so, I just never really fell in love with candy. Ice cream, now that's my thing. My thing that I have to not buy because I can't be trusted around it if I can see it in my freezer.
Not sure where I was going there, but I just did a teen check and every single one of them had their eyes covered as someone was dying on the TV screen. *snicker* That one was totally worth the teen-check.
Anyway... I hope you all are having a fun Halloween! I'm going to go spy on them again. Maybe make caramel apples as an excuse to be in the kitchen and "ruin the mood". You know, this mean-mom-thing might be more entertaining that I thought!