Halloween is coming and we have done our traditional
shopping for costumes. The process has
been refined since I took on the responsibility. Gone are the days of store hopping and
battling out-of-control kids of numb parents in the costume section of Wal-Mart
that’s been declared a disaster area by the governor.
Now we do all our shopping while sitting in front of the computer. We enlarge individual pictures of all top costume candidates and use the process of elimination to make a decision. This year our shopping was complete in 17 minutes.
Imagine if you will the previous warm-fuzzy-family setting with a Halloween twist . . . (cue evil laugh)
You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a terrifying land whose boundaries are that of horror. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the Twilight Zone!
Envision the same scenario. Except this time you excuse yourself to the restroom and instruct your child to find his top three costumes, and when you return the both of you will pick the best.
As you return to the glowing screen you see your child proudly arranging these pictures for display and your approval . . .
(Cue screeches from the Psycho movie.)