Tonight was the school’s Fall Festival. This year I entered our car to be used for the trunk-or-treating. One of the fun things about using your car is decorating it. This year we went really simple. One of my young women needed some service hours for NHS and so I said she could come and man our car. My kids love Michaela and so it was really special to have her there with us at a family event. I had her dress in some of Jared’s clothes which were too big, and sit propped up in a lawn chair with the candy in her lap. The material was thin enough that she could see through and grab a kids’ hand or offer candy when needed. It made for a very basic decoration but it got right to the point of handing out candy and I don’t have a lot of Halloween decorations anyway.
I was completely surprised and baffled at the kids’, and even parents’ in some cases, response to our trunk. The kids were very apprehensive about approaching our car. Some parents wouldn’t even let their kids come up to it. Meanwhile, we had a trunk on one side of us with decapitated wolves (+gore), shrunken heads, and a huge bloody scythe in the trunk. On the other side there were zombies and tombstones and creepy pictures in frames. I couldn’t believe it when one mother actually yelled at ME because her daughter got scarred! I’d rather have a little scare from a harmless scarecrow than have nightmares because of the crazy stuff I saw next to me. Plus… it’s HALLOWEEN!!! Some people?!?!