Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Remembering Manners Must Be Tricky when Begging for Treats

We only passed out candy tonight, with both Aveline and Scarlett being too young. We thought it would be shameless and rude to trick or treat with two children who were both obviously too young to enjoy all of that candy. If they had older siblings, we may have taken Aveline out. We were the only ones in the neighborhood who thought that. Some highlights from the evening's beggars:
  • Clumsy, boorish pre-teens pretending to be ninjas. That drove Dan nuts.
  • A sixteen year old girl wearing only a very short white, men's shirt, unbuttoned to just below where her bra should have been, boy cut underwear and socks. She had no BUSINESS looking that RISQUE. I probably could have painted a better picture if I would have described what she was not wearing (PANTS!!!! shoes, bra and a coat.)
  • Parents pushing their children around in strollers, stopping in front of the house. One parent would then collect all of the bags for their group (3 or 4 usually) and proceed to the door. Lazy asses.
  • A girl arguing with my neighbor that she didn't want "crappy Sweet Tarts."
  • The complete lack of "thank yous." I was appalled.
  • Adults offering open bags, explaining it was not for them (Riiiiight.)
Wow. It was a huge lesson in manners and respect. I swear my girls will not act like any of these ungrateful individuals.

Besides the pageant of poorly mannered people, we had the delight of dressing our monkeys in costumes. Aveline was an Ohio State cheerleader and Scarlett was a red hot chili pepper.


Jamie said...

Too Cute!! We didn't pass out candy this year, suprised our house wasn't egged.LOL. I just didn't want to do it alone, Joel had to work late. Not really feeling well these days. LOL.

loelsh said...

Love the costumes! That is insane, especially the girl without clothes! Sheesh!

The picture of Aveline picking her sister's nose is priceless!

Anonymous said...

An old man inherited a little over $1 billion dollars. He had three sons.

He told his sons that since he now had all this money, he would like to know what each of them would like to have. He stressed that money was no object.

His first son said that he had always wanted a Jaguar. Because money was no object, his father went out and bought him seven Jaguars in different colors, so that he would have a different one to drive every day of the week.

His second son said that he always wanted a motorcycle. Again, because money was no object, his father went out and bought him 30 new motorcycles: 10 dirt bikes, 10 Harleys and 10 touring bikes, so he would have a different bike to ride every day of the month.

His third and youngest son was only 8 years old, and the little guy said that he simply had wanted just a Mickey Mouse outfit. So, money being no object, his father went out and bought his son the University of Michigan.

Yeah, it's time. Love those costumes, by the way...

joel said...

I love it when Dan gets moody...to bad I missed it! Maybe next year dig a pit and put a trap door on it...crappy attitude or costumes get flushed!

Josh said...

I like the Chili Pepper and the Cheerleader. Those will be some great High School show the boyfriend pictures. Too Cute.