Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloween: This Or That?

Halloween is almost here, kids! Do you know what you're going as?

Since my kids are older I have left the OMG it's three weeks until Halloween and I haven't started putting costumes together I'm running out of tiiiiime years behind. 

Seriously, it's been one year. As of this year I have left those years behind. It's pretty awesome. There has been little talk of Halloween costumes yet, and it's too late to start now. Our son has all but grown out of trick-or-treating, and in the past two years he threw on some rando outfit last-minute and went around with friends to bag some sugar.

I forget what my daughter dressed as last year; I'm sure I helped her with a costume but for the life of me can't remember it. This year she wants to go as something really complicated and I'm sure she and her friends will have a great time putting that mess together.

I love Halloween, but I am really enjoying not being on a costume deadline. The bonus is that all this free time has freed me up to buy all the candy I will enjoy eating handing out on Halloween night.

And write blog posts about the tough choices we make every year at this time.

1. Chocolate or fruity candy? Silly. Chocolate makes the world go ‘round. So does fruit, I guess, but in a more boring and tiresome and “Gee, I wish this was chocolate” sort of way.

2. Witches or Vampires? I fully relate to the witch character in every way, especially the cackling and the hag hair, and if my old lady relatives are any indication of my future skin quality, also the hairy moles and/or facial warts.

3. Trick or Treat? Treats. Chocolate treats. If you trick me I will end you. Or cry, and then soothe myself with chocolate.

4. Halloween Party or Scary Movie? Party time, every time. Scary movies just aren’t my thing. Once I went to see a scary movie on a date and almost peed in my pants in Chili’s afterwards because the movie scared me so much I was afraid to go to the bathroom by myself.


5. Skeletons or Zombies? Well, since zombies are rotting corpses usually covered in brains, blood, and gore, I will say skeletons. A skeleton can look classy in a top hat and cane; a zombie will always be a mess no matter what he wears.

6. Trick-or-Treat or Hand Out Candy? Hand out candy. Eat the candy while you’re handing it out. Hide the Butterfingers for later.

7. Hay Ride or Corn Maze? Both are outside in the fall when it’s cold. Both usually happen at night when it’s even colder. I don’t understand the purpose of being outside at night when it’s cold, so I’m going to say neither. I don’t like the not summer months.

8. Scary Costume or Not? The world is scary enough, folks. And most people don't need to be scarier than they already are. Oops, did I say that out loud?

9. Pumpkin Seeds or Pumpkin Pie?  BWAHAAAAAAA you said seeds. What am I, a bird? Pie, people. PIE.

10. Bottle Feed A Baby Zombie or Walk Alone Through A Dark Forest? Again with the tough choices. Walking in a cold forest at night is a hard no, but a zombie baby? Why are we feeding this thing?

11. Bats or Black Cats? Bats are hilarious in the way that they are flying mice with fangs and wings that get caught in your hair and give you rabies, but cats win that one every single time.


12. Pumpkin Spice or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate. Pumpkin Spice is for candles and pie AND NOTHING ELSE DO YOU HEAR ME OREOS


13. Celebrate Halloween in your neighborhood or at the mall? Our local mall is largely empty these days which makes it one of those creepy abandoned places that are cool to walk around in, but Halloween at home is where it’s at, especially since I know all the good places to stash Butterfingers.


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This post inspired by:

Mama’s Losin’ It

Prompt #6: Write a blog post answering This Or That? Halloween questions.

18 comments:

  1. OOH this is fun!!
    I have one foot in teenage years and one foot in the elementary years, so I still have to help with costumes.

    Okay, I will play along. DEEP INHALE....
    Chocolate, Witches BABY, Treat because duh, Party, Skeleton, TrickOrTreat because treats AND exercise, hay ride, funny costume, PIE, Hell I will breastfeed to avoid the other, black cats, hot choco, at the mall because shopping.
    That was fun.

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    1. You may be onto something there with Trick or Treating being a double win.

      Although with the amount of candy I eat on Halloween, I think that back-to back marathons would be required to work it all off.

      And that ain't ever happening.

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  2. Glad you went with Black cats, because they're sweethearts, at least all the ones we've had.

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    1. We've never had a black cat, but I will pick even our devilish dark gray monster cat over a non-cuddly bat any day.

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  3. Hahahaha! I laughed out loud at your relating to witches! What a great read. We have Halloween in Spring over here during day light savings so there's nothing scary whatsoever! Just a few Spider-Man's, Elsas and Anas hyped up on sugar. :)

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  4. Gee, I wonder which candy is your favorite? ;-p And yes, PIE, every time!

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    1. I mean, I'm surprised that fruity candy even exists considering the presence of chocolate in the world. I know there are people who say "I don't like chocolate" but they are probably liars.

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  5. I feel you deeply on the Pumpkin Spice vs. Hot Chocolate. Scratch that.
    I feel you deeply on any of your thoughts regarding chocolate.

    I've been in the "no worries about costume" zone for years but have yet to skip the trick-or-treating thing since we have friends and family with younger children who all loved to get together in a big pack of adults to walk around with the kids.

    This year, Halloween falls on a Monday. So for the first time in a long time (read: ever) this isn't happening. I am not sad.

    I get to stay home and eat (I mean hand out) chocolate. (I mean candy.) Right.

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    1. We usually have two parties: the one that goes around with the kids, and the one that stays home to hand out candy. I have always chosen the house party, because that's where it's easiest to fill up my wine glass.

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  6. Yummmm.... butterfingers! I stash them too! Decorating the house with witches seems to be my thing. I'm glad costume days are behind me, too. Now it's the grandkids and costume parades.

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    1. I love all the witch decorations, particularly the more flamboyant and elegant ones. Butterfingers are treasures here - as soon as my kids got wind that they are my favorites, they suddenly had a new favorite Halloween candy. Rotten kids.

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  7. Great answers - the gifs seriously make this whole post! lol

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  8. I am having a hard time letting go of costume participation, but peanut m&m's would probably help!
    Oh my gosh! I will see those gross pumpkin spice oreos (my son said they were good, but I refuse to find out) and raise you the even more alarming Pumpkin Spice Triscuits I saw this evening....(shudder)

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    1. EW. PS Tricuits? NO. How do those things even go together? This world is messed up.

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  9. Your answers cracked me up! What am I a bird? Seriously, who chooses pumpkin seeds over ANYTHING?

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    1. Every year that we do pumpkins, my husband is all "SAVE THE SEEDS!" and he fries them on the stove in a vat of butter and then pours a cup of salt on top, chewing on them like the chewing-est cow you've ever seen. There's twenty mini-Snickers in a bowl next to him, and he's eating SEEDS.

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