Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy All Hallows' Eve Eve!

Tomorrow is Halloween, and the fact that it falls on Saturday rather than, say, a Tuesday, is a mercy. That means no gotta-get-home-before-dark gridlock, no fears of having to curtail trick-or-treating because of homework (seriously, what kind of teacher assigns homework on Halloween?!), no sanctions on candy consumption before bedtime, and no morning-after absences on the school roster.

I'm hoping that this means we will actually see more than the usual three trick-or-treaters tomorrow night. In recent years, families in my neighborhood have been making an exodus to other (read "richer") parts of the island, where the candy is gold-flecked and the wells of chocolate are bottomless (and the people there actually give out candy instead of turning out the lights and setting the pit bull loose in the yard). 

Halloween isn't always easy to celebrate 'round here, but I still love it. So does my daughter, as my most recent layout for Elle's Studio attests. 

Have a safe and happy Halloween!