After a day of parent-teacher conferences yesterday, I left school in a rush. I hadn’t gotten Halloween candy yet and it was already 6pm. I had to stop twice on the way home to find what I was looking for. I get the same candy every year: tiny boxes of Nerds. I get hard candy because I give it out to strangers and I think hard candy looks less-tamperable, so they can feel at ease to eat it. I also got some Air Heads taffy because I wanted to have two varieties to give out.
When I got home, I quickly replaced the burnt-out porch light bulbs. Then I hung the giant spider and strung some fake spiderweb strands. I was trying to advertise my house as a stop. I got some carry-out Thai food and settled in front of the TV and waited… and waited… and waited.
I was disciplined and didn’t eat from the candy bowl. Instead, I ate a whole sleeve of Girl Scout Thin Mints. I didn’t feel very good when I went to sleep. I didn’t get to hand out any candy, and I had a big wad of cookies in my gut. It was a pretty lame Halloween.