October 31, 2007

So Much For Daylight Savings Time

One of the reasons why Congress extended Daylight Savings Time doesn't appear to have panned out in the Twin Cities. The extra week has allowed for longer daylight on Halloween, which arguably made trick-or-treating safer for the smaller children. Instead of darkness dropping at the time parents got home from work, they'd have an hour or so to take the kids around while drivers could still see them on the streets.

I'm manning the door this year, not in costume (unless mild-mannered blogger counts as a Halloween costume), and we didn't get a single trick-or-treater until well after 6 pm and complete nightfall. We've seen a good number of small kids already, but also our share of teenagers. So far, we haven't had childless adults showing up, which is supposed to be this year's expression of arrested development.

Earlier today, the Little Admiral visited with Mommy and Daddy, and she's dressed up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She was supposed to be a cat this year, but she must have changed her mind. She even had the ruby-red slippers, which reminded me of Wicked all over again. I would have taken a picture but she bumped her head and bled from a cut, and by the time everything got cleaned up, she had to leave. I'm sure we'll get a good picture from someone else tonight.

In the meantime, I'm trying to meter the candy out so that the last trick-or-treater gets the last bit of it. I hope you have a fun Halloween!


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