I’ve got a Digiorno pizza in the oven. Usually, in the Robertson household, we either eat or order out to celebrate the weekend. Tonight is the night of Princess Buttercup’s fall festival at school, though.
We’ve got to make dinner snappy so that we can get to Buttercup’s school by six. The parents have to help with the events. I’m helping with face painting, something that I love to do because it’s art. I also love the smiles that I get when I finish the job and hand a child a mirror to see him or herself. I’m not a great artist, but it doesn’t take much to make the little ones happy.
When I was a child growing up in rural south Alabama, my brother and I loved to go to the Halloween carnivals at school. They were great fun. It’s a funny thing, though: now-a-days they don’t call it a “Halloween” carnival. People now either call it a “fall festival” or “fall carnival.”
“Halloween” just seems to be…um, taboo! (Hee, hee!)
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