Day Twenty Nine: Halloween Safety
We’re getting closer and closer to Halloween. My wife and I took our daughter to an event at the mall today to let the kids trick-or-treat. She’s been a bit under the weather, so we thought this would be a good way to lift her spirits. At first, she was a bit overwhelmed, but she got the hang of it and put a smile on her face. But, the older kids (and crazy parents) were treating the event like it was kill-or-be-killed-zombie-armageddon-we-need-the-candy-to-live. In the process, we all got bumped and shoved. I couldn’t believe how people were acting – it was a free candy feeding frenzy. So, since no one cared about the well-being of a 21-month-old cutie dressed up as a monkey, I thought it was time to drop some safety tips. And, if you don’t follow the rules and traditions of Halloween, all you have to do is look to the movie Trick ‘r Treat to see what happens when you break the rules.
To help you with the rest of the safety tips and rules, here are some cheesy safety videos I found on YouTube.
Sadly, we only have two days left. Tomorrow will be a post about Devil’s Night, and Monday will be a Halloween post. My wife also mentioned today she was bummed I didn’t do a post about fun sitcom Halloween episodes, so if I can squeeze a double post in, I might just do that. Have a great night!
Day Twenty Eight: Trick or Treat – Trick Edition
I’m 28 days into my 31 day challenge and I just realized I haven’t covered much Hijinks during my Halloween Hijinks series. While I enjoy the treats and the dressing up and the feeling of getting scared during the Halloween season, I also like the mischief involved as well. While I’m not condoning the mean-spirited pranks that happen on Devil’s Night (especially in the Detroi area), there’s definitely no harm in a little bit of Halloween mischief (or hijinks) amongst friends. In fact, one of my favorite Halloweens ever (until I got to share the holiday with my daughter that is) had to be the year I dressed up as the T-800 (battle damage and everything). I looked all over the house and I couldn’t find it. I promise though, when I do – even if it’s not the Halloween season – it will be on this blog. Anyway, that Halloween. My friends and I decided that instead of Trick or Treating, we were going to create a haunted house in one of our front yards and scare all the younger kids. One of us climbed up a tree and jumped down every time a group of kids came, one of us acted like a scarecrow on the porch, and I hid inside a wooden box. We had so much fun popping up and scaring everyone – it was great.
It’s with that spirit of Halloween and the “trick” part of Trick or Treat do I give you the following YouTube videos.
Also, if you want to pull a few pranks of your own, you’ll find three oldies but goodies (two featuring Linda Blair from her role in The Exorcist) after the break.
As you can see by the above image, I’m getting ready for my 31 Day Challenge. As extra motivation, I’m linking up with a collection of blogs filled with folks who are also doing other types of 31 Day Challenges. Check out The Nesting Place linked over on the right in my blogroll (or click here – )
As you look to follow along my 31 day journey, use this page as your one-stop shop for everything. While I’ll be adding each day of the challenge to my blog, I’ll also be direct linking all 31 Days to the bottom of this original post to make sure there’s an easy way to keep track of everything.
Based on my poll results, it looks like my readers want everything but book recommendations (too bad, I’m a bookseller, so you’re getting some of those too….), so expect a very diverse month of posts inspired by the Halloween season. You’ll get everything from reviews, recommendations, recipes, craft ideas, costume ideas, interviews, and posts about all things that go bump in the night (among other things).
I’m very excited about this undertaking. Thanks for supporting me in my efforts to make this October a spooktacular one.
Also, if you like what you see and want to link up with me on your blog, feel free to use the image below -Happy Horror…Happy Haunting…Happy Halloween!