"I'll have whatever those kids are bouncing off the walls on!"
Buried. All of it! The fuzzy spiders, that rattlin' pile of bones, those scruffy rats, the giggling ghosties.....hustled down to the basement to embark upon an eleven month respite.....
But spectral wisps still linger, refusing to be swept up for thoughtless discard alongside fun size wrappers and crinkled party bags. When memories sneak a seasonal path into the crevices of a grandma's heart, Halloween is never, ever, really
Let me show you what I mean.....
It was a dark and stormy afternoon....(Is it ever
gonna stop raining on Halloween around here?)
But inside grandma's house, beneath candlelit glow, a curious occurrence promised a show......
A family of skeletons - entrepreneurial ones, right down to their bones - opened for business, and welcomed us in......
"We might call this place 'The Bone Shake Shack,' but slurpin' up ice cream isn't all we do!"
"If you like what you see, we've got tables for seating your two groups of three!"
With children in hand, I inspected the scene - a little uneasily, but it was
And that's probably why no one but grandma seemed bothered by a trio of donuts attracting the attention of three scruffy rats!
At this unsettling picture, I suggested we go, but as you've probably guessed, the kids hollered, "NO!"
Plenty of seating, as promised, ahead.......the kids were just dying to sit and be fed!
A tower of goodies, groaning with snacks!
Cheese straws on top,
Cream cheese iced banana muffins in the middle,
Fruit and veggie slices with peanut butter dip on the bottom.....
This little kitty meowed with delight!
(But those nasty old rats weren't scared by the sight!)
Twin cousins, too, here's one now,
Eyeballing a taco monster and thinking, "WOW!"
Lovely ladies fill each chair,
Next year, baby brother joins them there!
Kaylee surmises (correctly!) that if she doesn't gobble down her lunch, someone else will!
Time for dessert!
What'll it be?
Shack's signature drink!
What else would we think?
Bone Shakes served by "you-know-who!"
Twin sissy, Ava, devours hers, too!
We settled our tab and left a nice tip.....
Dining with skellies is really quite hip!
Now, I suppose you might wonder, and I do understand, what kind of grandma brings children to dine out with rats?
Has she no class?
Would I change your mind if I invited you to the Halloween Art Show and Sale that followed the meal? Grandkids and I have been busy; that's the real deal!
My crew hung the pictures; they've years of experience - and know what to do!
Handprints and feet, pumpkins from paper and more from potatoes,
You can trust Bree, she knows where it goes!
Kaylee rents shopping baskets, Ava and Angeline sell tickets, but the "big kids" take care of your need for refreshments! (And here I have to brag. See the brother in the middle? He approached me a month ago, suggesting that we glue eyeballs to green Gatorade and sell it as "Green Goo!" Smartie! And Nick loves mummies, so we added Mountain Dew and wrapped them just for him, too!)
Needless to say, our Halloween Art Show was a sell out! No parent went home lacking a wall-full - enough to last long after the size of these little hands is just a memory to smile about!
But another thing you've gotta know,
Then I promise, I will go.....
If you're ever around on Halloween Day,
Shake those bones right in this way!
Good night, Halloween 2015.
You were, by far,
the scariest one I've ever seen!
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