...when really, I could be carving it into amazing shapes! Who would have ever thought of carving a loaf of bread into a menacing face with a bread knife in its teeth? Apparently someone did. Over the next few days I'm going to share some crazy photos like this in preparation for Halloween.
Speaking of the little buggers wanting handouts, I'm not doing Halloween at my house this year. It's funny, but I used to think people who shut out the lights and didn't hand out the candy were big ol' party poopers. We used to do Halloween right at my house. I would dress up along with the kids, and we'd decorate the porch, carve a Jack o'Lantern, and so on.
One year we really did it up. We decorated our front porch with a chalk outline of a body (complete with bloodstain), crime scene tape, and a big scary spider. A menacing Jack o'Lantern greeted guests, along with scary music and sounds. My daughter dressed as an evil something-or-other, complete with crayon red hair, blood stains on her lips, and patent leather gloves. Her boyfriend put on demon's wings and crawled around the porch at the end of a leash. We had tons of candy and plenty of visitors, although some of the people in the neighborhood didn't stop. I guess we were a little over the top, considering that so many of the women in the neighborhood decided to go with the tasteful Martha Stewart Halloween rather than the traditional scary stuff.
For the last two years that we've lived in this townhouse, (not in the beautiful home we lived in when that picture was taken) I've sat out front with a binful of candy and handed it out mostly to older kids and teenagers. I freeze my butt off, either keeping the dogs with me or listening to them complain inside the entryway. This year, Bodhi is a little more than I care to handle, so I've decided to turn off the porch lights, not buy the candy (which I know I would eat), and not appear to be home. Hopefully no one will trash my house.
If they do, maybe I'll sic the bread man on them ;-)
Peace - D