- Holidays and Celebrations
Halloween: The Only Time Of Year I Let My Daughter Crack Baby Skulls
Time to ravage the baby doll heads kids! Come and get it!Click thumbnail to view full-size
We only entertain the dark side a few days a year
What happens when a mutual friend asks me to help him decorate or more aptly, "weather" some brand new baby doll heads for his front lawn Halloween decorations?
I let my child crack baby doll skulls with boulders. Pour fake blood on them. Drive spikes through their eyes, and yes, we drove over one with my Ford Ranger. Life only allows for creepy craziness once in awhile and why not? Halloween should be a time when we let our kids explore the morbid, the haunted and the murderous. If we let them believe we live in a world of Saints and cotton candy, they'll be in for a rude awakening one day. Is Edgar Allen Poe banned at your house? Probably not. But I'm always surprized by the number of adults I meet that told me they weren't allowed to participate in Halloween antics. I'm not advocating smashing pumkins, but maybe that's only because I was never invited to when I was a teenager, black balling sycophants!
I thoroughly love Halloweentime. Not just the 31st, but the few days before and after. It really is the only time of year when you can wear your pants backwards, with a mohawk and heels and nobody cares. Not that I've ever dressed like that, wink wink. Some of the most religious conservatives I've met, people who dare not invoke Beelzebub, still enjoy a bit of dark humor around this time of year. It's as if it's the time when the leaves are dying on the trees, in a blaze of color before the Grim Reaper yanks Mother Nature off into the quiet invisible.
An old friend covers his house in manifest mayhem everyyear, we're helping him put up his items this year. In the past years we've lived in apartments so my daughter and I haven't had much opportunity to really get our feet wet with fake blood. But this year we're volunteering our time for a good cause. My buddy lives in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin a few miles north of us. Trick or Treat occurs before sundown there, so he has to create his own artificial night by wrapping his porch in black polyethylene. Then he's rigged up a giant electric lever along with a gruesome bloody mask and a shocking cheap navy blue suit to scare the bojangles out of the kids when they come inside looking for treats. It's great to be a part of a community!
We only have a day or two left before Halloween, so I let my daughter and her friend go at the doll heads full steam! They threw them off the porch! They sawed them in two. They painted them with mud and markers. Ah, what a visceral experience. Soon they will be placed on my friend's front lawn along with skeletons, guillotines and various cadavers and corpses in different states of decay. As my friend said, it's an experience in production! HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM HUBPAGES AND THE ZOLTAK FAMILY!!! MOOO HA HA HA HAAAA!
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