Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thoughts on the Day

  • We took Boo to the Zoo for some Halloween fun tonight.  Now I know why scientists invented birth control.
  • Ladies, you looked great in the naughty Halloween costumes.  No, really, you did.  However, this was kind of a kid's event, and even the 9 year old boys were distracted.  Maybe you could save those outfits for the bar and dress like moms next time, OK?
  • Dude, the zoo is a non-smoking place.  Flicking an ash onto the kid of a guy who easily has a foot of height and 100 pounds on you is not a good idea.  Also, doing it where the director of the zoo can see equals an early end to your evening and that of your kids.  Happy bloody Halloween to you too. Jerk.
  • Lady, I know it's kind of dark and crowded, but make sure you grab the hand of the correct child.  I'm a gentleman, but I will lay a beating down to keep a fool from walking off with my kid. 
  • To the volunteers and staff who hand out candy, dress up in costumes, stand around for 4 hours, deal with thousands of people to put on the party, and do it all cheerfully, you have my utmost thanks and respect.
  • I realized I was doing something right as a parent tonight when while we were riding the haunted carousel they were playing "Dead Man's Party" and Boo knew the lyrics and could sing along.
  • Contrary to popular belief, labrador retrievers will indeed eat candy corn out of a child's hand.  I did not know that.
  • Finishing the day by popping a big bowl of popcorn  and letting Boo watch "The Wizard of Oz" for the first time just feels right.


Ruth said...

We've had candy corn here, and though the puppy hasn't been allowed any he sure thinks it smells good....course, this is the puppy who'll eat pretty much anything put in front of him.

DaddyBear said...

Shadow was giving Boo the "soulful eyes" routine, and he's a soft touch. Plus Boo thinks its funny to see Shadow catch them out of thin air.

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