There was an ad in the Wednesday newspaper for a local church. I’m not going to say the name of the church because it really isn’t important and also because I don’t want to go to hell when I die. But anyway the ad was for a party on October 31st for kids at a church and they advertised treats, games, snacks, costumes and prizes. It went on to say, “Come dressed in costume! No scary costumes! Examples; Police Officer, Princess, Biblical Character, Fireman, etc. No Witch, Devil, etc. costumes.”
This was one of those things that made me stop and go hmmmmm. The devil IS a biblical character isn’t he? So how can they say in one breath that you can’t wear a scary costume and in the next say you can
dress as a biblical character? Isn’t Halloween about scary stuff? I understand that it’s also about dressing up and that some kids choose to wear costumes that aren’t scary but come on, no witch or devil?! How adorable would it be to have your child dressed in a devil costume and get his picture taken with a priest on the altar at a church? What happens if your child does show up dressed as a devil, will they cast him out or maybe do a complete exorcism right in the middle of the party?
A Halloween party with no scary costumes would be like having a Christmas party and saying no one could sing Christmas songs or
eat candy canes, it just doesn’t make sense to me. The church should have had a Fall party with no costumes – that would have looked better.
My husband got glasses a few weeks ago and it still getting used to them. Yesterday I noticed two missed calls on my phone and I immediately called him back because he freaks out when I don’t answer the phone. Sometimes I’m vacuuming or doing laundry and I don’t hear it. Other times I will accidently have the volume turned off. But regardless I can always count on a lecture if I don’t answer the phone.
His extreme problem was that he couldn’t find his glasses. I could tell by the tone of his voice that he was upset about it, “I can’t find my glasses and I’m calling to see if I left them at home, if not I’ll have to figure something out.” This was another one of those things that made me stop and go hmmmm. What was he going to figure out? How to get a new pair or maybe how to find the pair he lost?
I found his glasses on the night stand and offered to bring them to him. He said no and then the lecture began. “Why can’t you just answer your stupid phone?” I was thinking why can’t you just remember your stupid glasses but I didn’t say that. Then it was, “You need to get rid of that stupid ring tone, that’s why you can’t hear it.” (Notice how he says the word stupid a lot when he’s upset.) I told him I was not changing my ring tone (Carry on Wayward Son) and he then suggested I put my phone on vibrate so at least I have a chance at noticing it. Not going to happen I thought but I didn’t say it.
Today he’ll probably call again just to see if I answer. When you’ve been married for 24 years it sometimes seems like we create our own issues just to have something to talk about.