Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had Halloween in the city yesterday! No one seems to trick-or-treat here. Although we're in a very busy neighbourhood, we didn't get a single trick-or-treater. We learned from a friend that the mall was shutting down the stores for an hour and opening only to trick-or-treaters. So, between the hours of 4 and 5 o'clock, the whole kid population of Burnaby, and their families, crammed into the mall and went nuts.

It was quite an experience. Although, they should have a rule: 'no manners -- no candy'. Kids were shoving and running they didn't even say, "TRICK-OR-TREAT!" or "thank you". They just ran from one store to the next holding their bag wide open expecting candy. This one little guy we saw, apparently didn't like his candy so he put it back in the bucket and dug around for another one! I commented under my breath, "I'd slap his hand." Apparently it wasn't under my breath after all because the woman ahead of me turned right around to look at me. I thought it was his mother but then she laughed and said, "don't worry I was thinking it too!"

Then, we were standing in line to get our treat when this self-centred little 10 year old barged right in front of us. So, when the next little shit came along, Grant gave him and elbow and a "beat it; we're next." Needless to say, he waited his turn. You know, we're not usually mean to children. In fact, we love children. But, when their parents aren't keeping them in line then we feel the need to step up to the plate...

Anyways, it was a fun time. She looked oh so cute in her pumpkin costume. There were a lot of baby pumpkins out last night. What baby doesn't look darn cute as a pumpkin!? Here she is with a pumpkin wedgie...

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