My schedule is starting to wind down to its normal chaos instead of its chaotic chaos.
I’ll sure be glad when tomorrow is over for a lot of reasons.
The sugar level in my kids’ collective bloodstreams will be near normal. It’s great that they enjoyed Halloween. They each came home with a half pillowcase full of candy, dumped it on the floor, and began dealing the “bad” candy for the “good” candy. As in …
“I’ll trade you three Laffy Taffy’s for a Butterfinger.”
“No way, Jose.”
“Three Laffy Taffy’s and an Almond Joy.”
“Blecch. Maybe for a Baby Ruth bar.”
The thing that the kids don’t realize is that some types of candy increase the osmotic load in the gastrointestinal tract. As a result: Technicolor diarrhea for Ms. Skittles in the SuperGirl costume.
One of our neighbors has this elaborate display in his front yard each year, so we get all of the traffic jams and strange people hooting and hollering up and down our road until midnight. I wanted to get out the paintball gun with the laser sight, about 11PM, but was able to restrain myself.
In total, we went through 27 bags of candy in about 5 hours. We actually had to start handing out recycled candy toward the end of the allotted time. Guess where those Almond Joy and Laffy Taffys went.
After tomorrow I also won’t have to listen to political ads on the radio, look at political ads on the computer, or have my mailbox filled with flyers about how much the other candidate raised taxes or voted with Obama or align with this political party. Negative ads suck, but supposedly research shows that the negative ads are the only thing that people remember.
Then there’s what to do with all those political yard signs. Duct tape and yard signs could make a pretty cool toy house for the girls. Or a hunting stand. Or target practice. Or ….
It will be interesting to see how functioning of the government changes after the elections.