Lost, one pumpkin.
Has anyone seen this pumpkin?
First off, I guess I left most of you speechless with yesterday's slightly odd post. I got more visitors than ever, but very few comments. I can only hope that means I haven't scared you off forever, and that you've all just run out to buy Diesel's book.
Halloween doesn't exist in Spain. At least that's what everybody says. Well, if it doesn't exist, why did we run out of candy within an hour? (And no, my kids didn't eat it all, in case you're wondering)
So, to anyone who says Halloween doesn't exist here, I invite you to visit my neighborhood next year. Not only does it exist, but it comes complete with pranks and everything. And it's all my fault. Well, maybe not all, but at least partly my fault. If you want to know why, read about it here.
Things started off well, and all the little kids were suitably impressed by my cheesy decoration consisting of a black cloth to cover up all the
I even saw some moms dressed up this year, but they kind of hung back on the sidewalk, like they were embarrassed by the whole thing. It was sort of an I-really-want-to-dress-up-but-I-hope-nobody-that-knows-me-will-see-me kind of thing.
And then we ran out of candy. But that didn't stop more kids from asking, even after we turned out the lights and closed the gate. Even though it started pouring down rain. One of them even asked me for an egg since I didn't have any candy to give him...
Yeah right. Like I'm stupid enough to give an egg to a pre-adolescent boy on Halloween.
And I guess since someone didn't get a treat, they decided to play a trick....and they stole our pumpkin! So, I assure you all that Halloween is alive and well in Spain, right down to the pranks. At least I put our bikes inside the house.
And here are this years pics:
Princess V and Ro were ready way before the older kids.
|Princess V becomes Batgirl for one night|
|Ro the funky she-devil|
And Catgirl? Well, it only took Catgirl and her friends two hours to get ready. And they decided they were much too old to go around asking for candy, so they just went out (looking for The Boy, perhaps?)...for a whole... half hour! (I guess there were no interesting boys to be found). Then they spent the rest of the evening in Catgirl's room, but not before raiding the fridge (all that getting ready made them hungry).
|All dressed up with no place to go|
And these are some of the kids that did get here in time for the candy. They were in a hurry to leave and find more candy, so I took the picture so fast that it turned out really blurry. But, there you have it, proof that Halloween does exist in Spain...at least in my neighborhood.
And for next year I know what to do. Buy more candy and hide my pumpkin!