Happy Halloween everyone. Last year I went over to my friend Tricia’s place to help hand out candy. I bought 2 bags of Nerds in preparation, one for her place and one for mine. By the time I left there they still had at least half of their own candy left and hadn’t touched anything I’d brought. I knew I had a full bag back at my place so when they tried to get me to take the Nerds home with me I refused outright. What the hell was I going to do with 2 bags of Nerds?!
It took me months to get through the one bag I had. I didn’t get any trick or treaters at my place in the time that I was at home … so I assumed that things would be similar tonight. So much so in fact that I didn’t buy any candy. It’s 8:40pm and I haven’t had one trick or treater … and part of me is a little disappointed, but part of me realizes that I never got around to replacing the burned out front light bulb and like I said before, I don’t have any candy to give.
Ok that’s not true, I have one 8oz bag of Sour Patch kids I could give to one lucky child. But that one lucky child is me and the rest can take a flying leap.
A little bit ago my sister and my Mom got together on Google Hangout and connected with me. She had my 18 month old nephew in her lap and the three of us chatted and made faces trying to get him to smile. It turns out Mahna Mahna by the Snowthies is his favorite song and he likes to listen to it on repeat. He also occasionally sings along with the Mahna Mahna part … kind of … and he’s a fan of deeper voices … so there was a lot of cajoling and wheedling from my sister and my Mom but he didn’t smile or sing a word until I started singing. Then he broke into this huge grin and started giggling and piped in with the occasional Mahna Mahna of his own.
Little man finds Uncle Sisyphus awfully amusing and it’s hard not to find that extremely endearing.
So we sang to him for a while until it was bedtime and he unhappily went off.
Modern technology really is something.