After the pathetic Hallowe’en showing of about 3 kids to our house in the first year we lived here I was thoroughly disappointed and vowed to give away full sized chocolate bars the next year. And we have been since.
One year we even gave away shots to the adults.
Last year, we got 6 or 7 kids. This year we got 10.
Maybe word is spreading about the full sized chocolate bars a our place?
I picked up 12 different chocolate bars and candies. Sadly, my favourite (Mr. Big, Bounty, and Coffee Crisp) were the first to go. Oh well, at least I don’t find the Snickers and Mars that are left over to be very enticing.
I wanted to write something today about Sexy Hallowe’en costumes, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I don’t have much of an opinion about them. Maybe I should find them unnerving, but my reaction to the idea of sexy costumes is usually boredom (and ample eye-rolling) since they’ve become more cliché than even white-sheet-as-ghost costumes.
Sure, I think it’s sad that yet another aspect of our culture has become sexualized. It’s sad that on a day that women can choose to dress up as absolutely anything they want—an astronaut, a witch, a giant lego piece, a character from a Dickens novel, whatever—they will actively choose a costume that provides yet another way for them to be seen as sexual objects.
But then the body-love trumpeter in me wants to see sexy costumes for their awesome ability to bring out a woman’s body confidence and disguise her insecurities. It’s as if playing the “sexy” role comes automatically when the costume is put on. And when it comes to body confidence, there’s nothing like faking it ‘til you make it.
So I truly don’t feel strongly one way or another about it. I can see the benefits and I can see the down sides, but the farthest I’ll go in terms of judging someone who wears sexy Hallowe’en costumes is to be unimpressed by their lack of creativity
. . .unless they can somehow manage to sexify an extremely un-sexy thing.
Like a marshmallow. . . or Sasquatch.
Yeah, I’d like to see how someone could possibly manage sexy Sasquatch.
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