I'm feeling a little bit aware that perhaps my days of "Trick or Treating" with the children are over. Another milestone bites the dust. In years gone by, a group of us would all have had a Halloween tea followed by endless traipsing around all the local houses with a bag of loot trying to stop all the children from getting squashed by a car when the light of a pumpkin or a skeleton in the window of a house opposite overruled their knowledge of the Green Cross Code. This year my 11 year old went off with some friends in full scary Halloween costume, my daughter went off down the road with her friends - all dressed as "glitterballs" for some strange reason and I sat in with a huge bowl of sweets waiting for NOT one little person to knock on the door. Where have they all gone? Devastated. WHAT am I going to do with all those little packets of Maltesers now?? It is dangerous to leave me in the house alone with them. My teenage son and three of his mates have just gone off to a Halloween party at a club in London. They decided to dress up as that particularly famous, well known Halloween character - The Tiger. They are now covered in orange face paint and have successfully and systematically managed to smear orange streaks around my house. They've been trying to find out how to paint their faces in style of "bloke Tiger stripes" rather than "Simple stripes for 8 year olds". My google search in the last 10 minutes is like this:- Very simple Tiger stripes face paint Tony the Tiger Tiger Face paint Blokey tiger stripes Tiger swimming Here they all are looking particularly scary:-
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