Thursday, October 26, 2006

Today's local calendar

Ever since we moved to PA, we've noticed that their calendar doesn't quite sync up with everyone else's. When I was a kid, school started the day after Labor Day. Here, it's about two weeks earlier. Thanksgiving holidays include the Monday and Tuesday after. Why? It's the start of hunting season, of course! And Halloween hardly ever falls on Halloween.

The reason I mention this is that tonight is trick-or-treat night. It's very regulated here. It's from 6-8 p.m. and you can only go to houses that have the porch light on. That is so foreign to what it was like when I was little. We'd start out around 6, but we wouldn't stop until we hit every house in the neighborhood (our street was a loop), and we went to every. single. door. Oh, and we did all this on the actual 31st of the month.

So I will be cruising a few different websites trying to find a costume my 7 year old can live with. He's having trouble deciding what he wants to be. As long as it doesn't involve sewing, I should be able to come up with something. And don't worry, there will be pictures!


  1. It's only the 26th!!!!!!!!!! That's just wrong.

  2. It seems people have their own ways of doing things.

  3. I thought of you last night when I was sewing my daughter's Miriam costume for today. They celebrate Christian Hero's Day at their school. We don't have any Bible times costumes in the dress up box, so I sorted through the scraps and found two pieces that worked just fine. She has a skirt and a shawl and a baby in a basket with "bullrushes" AKA cheap cat tails from Wal mart! Who did your son become? ~Beth

  4. LOL - I've heard of places that change the date.... And some public school systems have off the next day if Halloween falls on a M, Tue, Wed or Thurs.... LOL.

    Nothing like that going on here in my part of WV.... Halloween is on the 31st and they have to go to school the next day. The way it should be! ;)

    Only thing I'm not looking forward to - last year a lot of people came to our neighborhood from other areas. There were pickup trucks driving around with kids sitting on the tailgate, jumping off at each house.

    1st of all - ILLEGAL and DANGEROUS. What the heck were those parents thinking letting their kids do that?

    2nd - LAZY and totally CHEATING.

    Ugh... I hate this holiday.

  5. I had no idea the dates were changed there in PA. Whaddayaknow?
    (You look really cute in your costumes in the previous post.)