October 31, 2010 2 Comments
Halloween in our neighborhood is usually anticlimactic. Not enough kids around, and in those years when there are a few kids living in the neighborhood, they tend to trick-or-treat where the action is — which is about half a mile away.
We’d been living here a while already when I witnessed this exchange between my wife and a local kid:
“Trick or treat!”
“What are you?”
“I’m a fairy princess!”
Not much to it, except that the missus learned only then that the local little boy was actually a local little girl.
Now the fairy princess, still local, is a mother of three. She takes her kids out trick-or-treating. We don’t know her name. For us she will always be the fairy princess.