Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Right now my kids are out somewhere in the neighbourhood trick or treating, one went as a witch and two are zombies. To celebrate Halloween, I'll leave you with this, my last post for today. Enjoy you day.

7 Opinion(s):

FishEagle said...

LOL! My favourite was the little boy that ran away from the fish he caught.

Thanks for that.

Vanilla Ice said...

It's the second Halloween, where I have walked around the neighbourhood with my little one. It still amazes me how people open their homes, give candy generously, and dress up to make the occasion a memorable one. This is where South Africans have gone wrong. We are so status, class and self conscious that we couldn't give a rats ass about our neighbours, or their children. For this reason, South Africans will never be able to stand together.

Islandshark said...

Exactly what I commented on the Rhodesia tribute post.

South Africans couldn't give a damn about each other...

Viking said...

@VI

what a pleasure to see what normality looks like! With normal kids behaving like kids without fear in their own neighbourhoods.
Took a walk last night around the area I'm staying and a few thoughts ran through my mind -
firstly, here are kids for whom scariness is a bit of fun, sanitised by a jovial atmosphere and no threats of real harm,

and secondly, the realisation that in South Africa, every night is Halloween....

Vanilla Ice said...

Viking. Glad you got to experience it. I am sure you were filled with mixed emotions. It is a delightful experience, but very sad at the same time. You are right, the children run around shrieking in delight. We have moved so far away from reality.

Exzanian said...

O Gawd, next week it's Guy Fawkes and the adults' turn to have fun! You will not believe how big Guy Fawkes is in the UK and how much money goes up in smoke, literally (and they all turn a blind eye to health and safety issues they are otherwise obsessed with the rest of the year)

Doberman said...

@ VI & IS, exactly.

@ Viking, glad you understand why it is that we cannot take our kids back into the 'halloween' that is SA.

@ ExZ, it's the one time when you can literally blow smoke up the establishment's arse for the overbearing control they have over your lives.