Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween: Will You Turn The Lights Off?

Ellery Adams

My friends don't get my zeal for Halloween, but I've loved the holiday since I was a kid. I love to dress up, I love candy, and I love the idea of kids being able to run around a little wildly one night a year.

To get ready for All Hallow's Eve, I buy the good candy. That's right. No dum-dum pops, no rock-hard bubble gum, no raisins, pretzels, or fruit chews. I buy the chocolate blend that comes with Hershey bars, peanut butter cups, Rolos, and Kit-Kats.

And I decorate. What fun is a spooky night without a giant spider? (I'll add a strobe light to this bad boy on the 31st) and if the bubble fogger goes on sale, I'll set it up in the middle of our suburban graveyard. I also have a tree covered with light-up eyeballs, bats, pumpkins, and ghosts.

I'll carve pumpkins. This year, my pumpkins will read, GOT CANDY ?

I'll pay spooky music and while I wait for trick-or-treaters, I'll watch a scary movie on TV.

How about you? Will you answer the door wearing a witch hat or will you turn off the lights and pretend not to be at home?