Monday, October 29, 2007

Infected

This is Halloween week folks! A week of treats, scares, dress-ups, pumpkins, spiders, gourds, webs, ghosts and bones!! We kicked off the weekend with a "28 weeks later" party, though it turned out to be a 28 (good and potent) beers later (to the likes of Dead Guy Ale, Lagunitas Red and Bottington's). Unfortunately this event had a breakout of a certain sleepy sickness called the workweek, sick kids, on call, lack of sleep virus, which infects many parents with small children. Yes, we wore capes, ate jello jigglers in the shapes of cats and bats, hung spider webbing from the ceiling, but by about 10:30, nearly all my guests were sleeping: on the couch, in a chair, on the floor, in their car seat, etc. JB was the first to crash, I guess those long hours and tasty beer finally caught up with him. The 2 under two went next, which made pretty good sense. Then little K (age 4) curled up on the couch and let his lids fold and his mom, KT wrapped him up and snuggled him. She was out a few minutes later. That left Juj, who was playing Fifa Soccer on the computer, me and Scary Faced S. Scary faced S kept nodding off in his chair while JB sawed logs. Finally around 11:30 a few more guests arrived. We restarted the movie, which has been paused so many times that I almost caught the rage virus myself. And we watched the rest, just me, my cuz D and his lovely girlfriend B., (turned out to be a fairly good Halloween pick, if you like post apocalyptic zombie movies). And so that is how our Halloween festivities began. Luckily it is still early, and I am banking on our neighborhood trick or treating on Halloween night to be, well, just a bit more exciting than a bunch of over 30's snoozing by the glow of a horror movie.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Horror...The Horror...The Horror.......................