Though you’d hardly know it around here, Halloween is quickly approaching. Both schools held parties today since they’re on break next week. We can’t really tell if this is a holiday the whole country gets behind. Chocolate Santas and Advent calendars are already in the grocery stores. It seems Halloween doesn’t get much commercialization. Sadly, this means I don’t get my annual overdose of candy corn and all her glorious cousins.
H&M was our Halloween headquarters this year, but it didn’t fulfill all our needs. Last Sunday In Amsterdam, Buttless and I walked by a Claire’s. I noticed they had witch hats and vampire capes--two necessary items for Vin the witch and Thom the vampire. Buttless advised me to get them, and I’m glad she did. I still haven’t seen any for sale in Freiburg.
I finally found a set of vampire fangs tucked away in a dm yesterday. Dm is similar to CVS, but a huge difference is every CVS and Walgreens in America is overflowing with Halloween junk this week.
Our American library came through and invited our family to trick-or-treat there last night. It was only six office doors, but the kids were so excited to be in costume.
This morning my heart sank a bit to see Lee and Ned sort through their candy. They each had their six pieces lined up. Not much of a sort, but we all know that next year we’ll be back trick-or-treating in Riverside.