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The best things in life are free.
The second best are very expensive.
- Coco Chanel

Saturday, November 1, 2008

No Stuart - But the Pirates & Fairy Princesses Were Out

My beloved Stuart didn't come trick or treating this year. What a huge disappointment! I feel a little bit like Puff the Magic Dragon after Jackie outgrows him. Is our neighborhood too small now? Too close to home? Too old to come with Dad? I don't know, but it put a damper on the night. The other damper was that there were only about 10 little Trick or Treaters total. We had a bit of a panic at the last minute: the orange lights on the Halloween arch shorted out! So just minutes before trick or treaters were due, LaMar and I were out in the front wrapping new orange and purple lights around the arch. (It just wouldn't do to have visitors and no spooky lights on the arch.)
And then we waited. Little Caden and Jimmy from down the street came - they were both pirates. So cute. A few more kids came, but no Stuart. And then came the ones that made Stuart's absence OK: three beautiful little princesses. Oh, excuse me, I was corrected: they were FAIRY princesses, complete with sparkly wings. So sweet. We gave them buckets of candy, they were so cute. Maybe they'll come back next year.

1 comment:

  1. Too bad you didn't have a little cheerleader named Mia! That would have REALLY made you night :)


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