Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 08

I haven't decided if this is a good thing or a bad thing, or just a thing.  A passage of time thing.

First year in many that I didn't walk around the neighborhood.  The first wave went out from our house - the 16-year old Spice Girl with her un-costumed boyfriend and un-costumed best friend.  They went to one house and came home.  I think she was making one last stab at her childhood, wearing six-inch stillettos.  The 17-year old made no effort; she was taking a nap.

The second wave was 12-year-old boy as Tom Morello with nine-year old-brother as a cross between a pirate and an ex-con (thanks, Bill and Pat!), along with 16-year old family friend Robert as a punk kid, 14-year-old Sydni as a punk kid, 16-year-old Dylan as a "Hippo Lover" (don't ask; I never did figure it out...)

That was it.

When they hit double digits, it's just not the same.

I stayed home, handed out candy, and thought about my future grandkids.


Jan said...

yeah, it was sort of a boring night at our house too......but hey, i didn't have to worry about costumes.

Scott said...

...but boy was it fun in the Gordo household! Thank God for single-digit kids!

Ktea said...


your grandkids will hopefully be a long way away!

Kelley said...

do you realize that TECHNICALLY you could be a grandma within like 5 years???????????? wow....scary, huh? And if I know anything about the Brawleys...I bet you STILL had a great time at your house last night... that is THE BRAWLEY WAY...