You see, up here, we have our own tradition: Sint Maarten. On the eleventh day of the eleventh month all children go out with little lights to go door to door, singing songs in exchange for candy. No American scare fest can break down that bastion of tradition, though I do have to take care that Beedoo! will not go 'BOOGA-BOOGA!' at the little singing children.
Anyway, as it stands, Beedoo! missed an entire Halloween experience here. We walked the dog, we played games on the Playstation, we hang around. Not that it was boring: that day has been one of the most enjoyable yet for me!
Still, in the end, just another day...
Due to some tragic circumstances, Arno and I will be the ones handing out the candy at Simone and Giovanni's house on St. Maarten. (Gio's mother An slipped in her house and the fall broke her neck, so please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers. An is in stable condition, but will likely be in the hospital for a while, and wear a halo-collar for months...) Simone and Gio need to be with An and John (his father), and so Arno is arranging to be home extra-early that day so the two of us can take over candy-duty.
Lois herself has a cute little St Maarten lampoon, something like a Chinese paper lantern on a stick, with blinking lights inside. We'll see if we can get a picture of her with it. ;)