Sunday 28 October 2007

Holy Halloween

The big fun today was the “Trunk or Treat” at the church. The parents park cars with trunks full of candy and the kids do power-treating, hitting the equivalent of 15 or so houses in less than 10 minutes. There’s also a set of games inside the church which cost tickets and reward the kids with even more candy. And finally, near the end, is a parade of all of the costumed kiddies.

Alice went as Snow White, promoted to Princess Snow White. Charles was a WWII infantryman and Corwin, failing to do any pre-planning, was left to scrounge left over parts of Charles’ costume to be another WWII infrantryman, even though he had to pack a colonial era rifle. Mom went as a harried mother of three.

The kids had a good time, except for Charles and Corwin. Charles broke down at least once because he ran out of tickets and lost one. We fixed that by buying him some more tickets. Corwin was near tears for an extended period because he was failing at the cake walk. This involves 10 people walking in a circle over numbers for a while, stopping, and then the MC pulling a number out of a hat. The person on that number wins a cake / plate of cookies / cupcakes. Corwin played seventeen times before he won, even though by near the end they’d dropped to only requiring 3 or 4 people at a time, having a large table still half filled with baked goods and a dwindling supply of players who didn’t already have as many baked goods as they could carry. Still, in the end Corwin’s persistence paid off and he snagged a nice set of cupcakes. Luckily, for Corwin’s apparently dwindling supply of luck, he’ll be tagged as a helper instead of a player next year.

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