October 30, 2011


I took the girls and one of their friends to the "Hallowe'en Spooktacular" at the Canada Games Centre on Saturday. It was quite the event! There were games, stories, puppetry, and a big tunnel "maze" (like, a giant, long, fort).

 They loved it.

 Or, rather, Jade and her friend loved it. Halia didn't love it quite so much and that's entirely because of this guy...

  Jade had no problems with him. She was excited to have her picture taken with him. Halia, on the other hand - my child without fear - was absolutely petrified! She could not bear to look at him without crying and wailing, "Take me home! Take me home!" She clung to me like her life depended on it.

She wasn't the only kid who seemed to be affected. He might not look all that scary in this picture - and he wasn't trying to be scary, but what you can't see in this still-shot is the way his googly eyes moved. The moved independently of each other. They kind of vibrated. It was like he could see in nearly every direction at once. Creeeepy! And awesome.

 Ah, Hallowe'een, you wouldn't be a tenth as great as you are if you couldn't scare the wits out of small children.

1 comment:

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

I cannot believe Miss Fearless was scared!!