October 31, 2009
ADDED: I swapped in a slightly different pic. I think I'll live-blog Halloween. I hope we get some kids! This is my first year doing Halloween with Meade, and we're going to do some special scary things to amuse the kids.
6:13: So far, we've had a mummy, a cowboy, a ladybug.... I answer the door and give out the candy, and Meade — growling, in a cyclops mask and big werewolf gloves — sneaks up behind me and grabs me. So far, it has not gotten that much of a reaction, perhaps because the little kids around here are very polite. I'm theorizing that they've been taught to treat people who are "different" as they would treat anybody else. Either that or we need to crank up the scariness.
7:16: We've been honing our act, and we finally got 4 little girls to laugh. Then, we actually scared a little boy. Not too much I hope! We gave him extra candy and Meade took off the mask and acted especially friendly.