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Halloween: The Only Time Of Year I Let My Daughter Crack Baby Skulls

Updated on October 30, 2011

Time to ravage the baby doll heads kids! Come and get it!

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My daughter and her friend reveling in the morbid theater of craft, art & craft! Turns out baby doll heads bleed just like the rest of us during Halloween.Kids are cute when they're mutilating baby doll heads.Moohoohahahaha!A fine collection of shrunken heads!Creative! I hope I don't find that in my closet tonight, eww.
My daughter and her friend reveling in the morbid theater of craft, art & craft!
My daughter and her friend reveling in the morbid theater of craft, art & craft!
Turns out baby doll heads bleed just like the rest of us during Halloween.
Turns out baby doll heads bleed just like the rest of us during Halloween.
Kids are cute when they're mutilating baby doll heads.Moohoohahahaha!
Kids are cute when they're mutilating baby doll heads.Moohoohahahaha!
A fine collection of shrunken heads!
A fine collection of shrunken heads!
Creative! I hope I don't find that in my closet tonight, eww.
Creative! I hope I don't find that in my closet tonight, eww.

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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    • Ben Zoltak profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Zoltak 

      8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Glad you have fun with your girls Momma Mia, I have a grand ol time with my daughter every Halloween. It's fun seeing her get into her act! Glad I could warm your heart as you did my own!

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      Momma Mia 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      This warmed my heart in memory of yester-year AHHH Ok im old now ...lol...but me and my girls sure did have some fun,,especially around BOO Day!!

      looking forward to reading more from U.........

      ' Mia

    • Ben Zoltak profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Zoltak 

      8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Ashley: Thanks for the kudos, I tried writing my own cards a few years ago, they turned out too contrived and hilarious! Thanks for the compliment, maybe I should think about it again!

      Ben

    • Ben Zoltak profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Zoltak 

      8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Catherine: Thanks! I lived in Amsterdam for a month when I was a kid and went out with a beautiful Australian girl for a week, we had some much fun, your country has a warm place in my heart! I wonder if there's any thing during Halloween down under that is unique to Australia? Here in the States it's mostly according to trends, lots of Wolverines lately!

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      Ashley Lekov 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      "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."

      This should be on Halloween cards, seriously.

      Love the hub!

      Peace, Ashley

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      Catherine R 

      8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Down here in Oz it is almost time for the fun to start and I am regretting the lack of dolls heads in my front garden! The kids love it but it is only celebrated in a bit of a half-hearted way here. Not the big event that it is for you in the U.S. - but catching on.

    • Ben Zoltak profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Zoltak 

      8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Thanks K Kiss! I know your article wasn't against Halloween! I just thought it was funny that they posted at the same time, lots of contrast! Thanks for the compliment! You're a talented writer too, and I enjoy your insight! Ben

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      K Kiss 

      8 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      hahaha...

      well I guess the rules can be let to slip this time around ... in fact, my article does not really go against having fun at Halloween...it's a time for joy and it is also a great opportunity for families to have fun together! I wish I could participate in this wonderful and enjoyable festival.

      Nice and funny hub you got there :D

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