If I could have my druthers, as we say down here, I’d be completely happy to see Halloween disappear from the calendar as a holiday.
I’m happy to report that over the past few years, we’ve experienced a steady decline in the number of kids who have roamed our neighborhood in search of empty calories. In fact last year, we had none; as in zip, nada, and zilch, come to our house.
I was cautiously optimistic that we would see similar numbers this year, but just in case, I went out and picked up a bag of “Fun Sized” Peanut M&Ms to have available if the need to disburse candy presented itself.
It’s a good thing that I did due to the unprecedented increase in trick or treaters that we experienced last night.
We had two! Yes two, and I must admit that they were two of the cutest kids I’ve seen in a long time. A brother and sister act dressed as Buzz Light Year and a Fairy Princess came to our door even before the sun had gone down.
That was it. The door bell hasn’t been rung since and now I find myself with a mostly full bag of M&Ms. I can’t just throw them away, can I? After all, they’re the “Fun Sized” M&Ms. How can you toss out something so happy as that?
I’ve placed them on a back shelf of our pantry with the intent of only having a bag every now and then with lunch.
At least that’s the plan, but as I was walking away from the pantry after closing the door, I’m almost positive that I heard a chorus of low voices murmuring, “Resistence is futile. We will be assimilated.“