Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Insects of All Hallows Eve
Yesterday we celebrated Halloween. I had class (lame!) but got out early (score!) and rushed home with a supplemental bag of candy for weary children who had the wherewithal of spirit to continue their tromp through the night. Before I arrived home, Richard was left to fend for himself passing out candy to children with whom he has had very little experience interacting. Over the phone on my way home he recounted a notable experience of his candy dispensing. A little girl in a gray suit with droopy gray wings and a tiara came up to the door. In Richard's attempt to interact with the child he excitedly exclaimed, "Oh, are you a moth?!" The little girl gave her mother an accusatory glance and replied, "No. I'm a butterfly princess." Ouch. Fortunately, Minnie came to the rescue of the other trick-or-treaters shortly thereafter.