Before it got too late, we took Jade out for a bit of trick-or-treating. Jade and I dressed up as trappers and Fawn was dressed up as a zipper. We went around to visit with a few neighbours before heading home and having dinner with our friend, Cathy.
Shortly after dinner I shaved my beard and donned my traditional Hallowe'en costume and got set to scare.
Only there were hardly any kids! There were even fewer than last year!
I got some good screams out of the kids at my neighbour's place. It took a little while for them to react since they were all stoned, which was disappointing, but once I got them going the going was good.
I also went to a few friends' places to scare them. Most of them didn't scare, but a couple did.
It got me to wondering about "screamers". What possible evolutionary advantage could there be to have someone's first reaction to a fright be a scream? Sure, it warns all the non-screamers of the danger, but doesn't it make the screamer even more of a target? Or do the screamers survive because non-screamers come to their rescue? I wonder if there has ever been any research on this...?
Charmaine gets an introduction to Hallowe'en.
Well, as quiet as it was here, I hope you had a happy, hoppin' Hallowe'en.