Last night was Halloween and I’m still not sure how this year has passed by so quickly!!!!!!!!!!
We’ve officially lived here for NINE months … can you believe? And truth be told, it’s starting to feel like home. We’ve got great friends and I love my job…..we’re somewhat settled into our rental home (or as settled as I want to be for now) and we’re not leaving.
The thing is, there are still some wierdnesses….things I JUST. DON’T. GET. For instance – last night was Halloween; and while I was totally unprepared with a costume (one of the perils of working 2 jobs), we did get our first trick’or’treater! Graciously, his mom let me take a picture of him…..so cute!
But what really got me curious – and maybe this is just a Charotte thing? is that I saw signs for “Trunk or Treat” all over town…..
Ok, so maybe I’m just a big-city girl…..but here’s my big issue: WHY ARE YOU TEACHING YOUR KIDS TO GO UP TO STRANGERS’ CARS AND TAKE CANDY????????? ISN’T THAT THE DEFINITION OF STRANGER DANGER?!?
Even the name – it sounds like you either get a treat or you get thrown in the trunk….right? or am I crazy? (probably both…..)
I mean, honestly, when I was a kid – if someone asked you to come near their TRUNK (of all places in the car) – even if it IS on church grounds – and take candy or food or a puppy, you ran away and yelled “Stranger! Stranger! Stranger!”
It’s times like these that I genuinely question if I will ever truly fit in down here……
Until then, my kids will definitely NOT be “Trunk or Treating”……
Now, go brush your teeth or they’ll rot. Happy belated Halloween!