Many years ago, we lived way out in the county and never had any trick-or-treaters. When my in-laws moved to town, they asked us to come over each year and hand out candy. The first year, I made a giant old paper mache pumpkin head because I didn’t want to scare kids (I got over it the next year!) I did the whole scarecrow look and sat in a chair on the porch. Unfortunately, this costume scared more kids than the meanest one I’ve made since. I think they thought I was one of those porch decorations that you buy at the craft store, so when they walked up and I talked, it sent more than one running off in tears. I felt awful, so I started waving constantly, but even that didn’t work–I guess they thought I was mechanical. I felt terrible for scaring the little ones, and a little bit bad when I even managed to startle some older ones and even a few parents.
The next year I was a witch and didn’t scare anyone! ;-)
Hehe, I can just imagine all the kids getting scared! Heck, it would probably even scare me now! Thanks so much for the flashback Wren!
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