Last night was our little town’s official Trick or Treat night. I set out to investigate why we couldn’t have Trick or Treat on Halloween (what a concept!). Well, we couldn’t have Trick or Treat tonight because it’s Homecoming at the high school.
Alright folks, what bureaucrat decided that the perfect night for Homecoming would be Halloween? Answer: Gustav. The hurricane, that is. It turns out the Homecoming refers, technically, to the football game, not the dance. The football schedule got all pushed back in the beginning of the fall by the hurricane, and they had already set the team that would be the homecoming opponent. Therefore, when we play them tonight, on Halloween, it’s Homecoming.
No pictures were taken of little people last night, but they were as cute/scary/delightful as one could wish. I saw a distinct trend that made me proud of parents in these trying times: facial makeup as costume. I suspect about a dozen kids, over the course of the evening, arrived at the door with imaginative facial makeup and black shirt and pants. The kids had fun, they got a great haul of candy, and I praised each one as great makeup. Minimal financial output here, folks. I consider it a significant sign that this generation of parents is finally “reinventing” making do.
One fun footnote: my primary MD made a house call last night. That is, she showed up with her trick-or-treater! Dr. C didn’t know it was my house when her son rang the bell, but we had a nice chat before they went on to plunder for more candy.