This year Handsome wanted to be Freddy Krueger, and that's what we got him. Does he know Freddy Krueger? No. Has he seen the movie? No. But he knows just enough to be sure that Freddy's the scariest thing this side of Elm Street. it was the same thing when he dressed as Jason Voorhees - he just knew it was scary!
So we got him the sweater, and the hat, and a glove with plastic knives for fingers, and I figured out how to do his makeup so he was a pretty reasonable facsimile of the terrifying star of the Nightmare on Elm Street. At the Cub Scout Halloween party I saw ninjas, ghouls, zombies, ghosts, vampires, one serial killer, one axe murderer, and Death himself.
All very scary, all very cool. Handsome was looking forward to going to school as Freddy this Monday.
And then this notice is sent home from Handsome's school.
Monday, October 31st at 1:30 pm
That was fine, that was awesome! A parade, even if it was just for the school... now that sounded like fun!
...and then I read further.
- No gore, blood, or anything too scary.
- No weapons (real, fake or otherwise)
- If your child does not want to wear a costume that is fine, they can cheer for the other students.
No blood, or anything scary? Hello? Have you all even heard of Halloween?
Well, I'll just make him up and send him along. Maybe these teachers who don't understand Halloween haven't seen Elm Street, and he can slide by... no, wait....
- Keep the costumes as uncomplicated as possible
- Costumes are not to be worn to school
- Difficult hair styles, makeup etc. are not allowed
Ooohh! Spooooooky! That is soooooo Halloweeny!
I'm freaking out over here!
I am fairly sure I know where the Grinch went. As a warm up for Christmas this year, the green bastard's stealing Halloween!
You go on ahead... I'll be over here sobbing over the loss of one of my favorite holidays....
Talk to you later!