Hi! It’s that time of year again y’all …
Halloween. Ooooh, isn’t that scae-dee, kids?! So, what’s a kid to be these days? We asked Madelyn A. Perry , a very in-the-know second-grader … What are the cool kids being this Halloween?
Maddie reports that she will be dressing up as Dorothy [of Wizard of Oz fame]: she tells us that she ordered her costume from Lillian Vernon online & as such, plans to out-dazzle the Emerald City in a wizard’s ransom of sparkling sequins with attached satin blouse & headband with bow. Sparkly shoes courtesy of Target. Basket & Toto will have to be additionally provided.
Maddie, we like your style.
On to ‘oldest child’ & that dilemma there.
We say: 14
You say: weird junior-high phase not worth revisiting
And herein lies the problem y’all. To trick or treat. Or not to trick or treat. This is the question. And I think I’ve finally sorted it out.
She wants to go trick or treating with us. WANTS TO. And I don’t mean, just walking around with the fam while Maddie goes door-to-door collecting all the loot. She wants to get in on the action. And I don’t mind telling you that I was strongly opposed at first. I was all, you’re 14. And you wear a bra now! Ewww. But she persisted, please, just one more year! And that got me thinking. Why am I against it again?
I mean, we’re always grumbling about the way kids are ‘these days’ [Because we’re old enough to say that now. We’re required to. I think it’s a law.] We constantly worry that they’re growing up too fast. Well here I was perpetuating just that! Shame on me!
So Ashton, you go ahead & don your thrown-together-at-the-last-minute outfit proudly [Yeah, about that. Sorry.] & trick or treat on girlfriend. And just as in Halloween’s past, please keep in mind that eating your weight in candy is not actually something to be proud of.