I love Halloween. I love the spookiness and the scary stories and dressing up and being scared and scaring others. 5 years ago, when I was married to Tom, we lived in a neighborhood that had a LOT of kids. Tom and I decided to decorate our entry way and also to dress up to hand out candy to the kids. Tom was dressed as the guy from the movie "Scream" and I was a zombie...a really scary zombie...with a really scary mask that even *I* didn't like looking at in the mirror. PERFECT! So we handed out candy, scared some kids a little and even REALLY scared a little 4 year old girl, which made me sad, not happy. I felt REALLY bad for her.
What I loved was that down the street, you could hear some teenage girls screaming and acting silly...like 14 year old girls do. I couldn't wait for them to get to our house. Tom was standing by the porch outside...just standing...not moving....and I was lying (laying?) in the grass near the walkway by the porch. I could see a little bit out my mask and as the girls came up the walkway, they saw me in the shadows and kind of jumped, then said, "Is that REAL?" One of the girls kicked me in the side. I just rolled a little, like a rag doll. Then she swung her leg back to kick me again. That's when I lifted up, outstretched my arms, and yelled, "RAAAWWWWRRRR!" I had never seen a human fly, but these girls FLEW out of the yard, screaming. They were so scared, they forgot the candy...and they kept running. I laughed so hard! Later on, after we had changed out of our costumes and had gone inside (it was getting chilly), the doorbell rang and it was a couple of the girls. They said, "Where is the guy that was out here earlier?" I said, "Oh, that was me." Her: "That was YOU?" Me: (grinning) "Yes...and you are the one that kicked me". She said, "Oh, gosh, sorry...um, we forgot to get candy...can we have some candy?" I had to laugh again as I gave them some candy. I think that was one of my favorite Halloween's.
I hope you all get lots of treats and no tricks this Halloween.