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Posted Dec 14 2008 12:09am

We visited our local Halloween speciality store.  These are the stores that spring up like zombies rising from the grave every October.  They are always in a different location and always chock full of Halloween items you simply must have.

6 year old K3 and I toured the store, stopping at every single display that had buttons to press.  We jumped up and down and passed back and forth at each motion activated gruesome slice of evil.  We shrieked at hanging ghouls that shrieked back at us.  We cringed at bloody chain saw deviants slicing sneering Hannibal Lecters.

A fellow parent was musing at her daughter’s bizarre attraction to a crawling, pale, disfigured citizen of the undead.  I mused right beside her about storage space for all of this Halloween paraphernalia.  It sure must be the sign of the apocalypse that we have all of this disposable income to create Nightmare on Elm Street in our front yards.

On the way out of the store, which I was seriously considering as fodder for nightmares later that evening, my daughter asked me a question:

“Mom, what is is like to kiss…”  She paused mid thought.

My mind immediately raced to how I would answer birds and bees questions about kissing.  I never thought about how to describe kissing to my six year old daughter…

“What is it like to kiss a vampire?”  She completed her thought.

I stuttered in surprise.  What kind of effect has   Iron Man and Mamma Mia had on my baby???

“Mom!  It’s a pain in the neck!  Get it?  When you kiss a vampire it’s a pain in the neck!”  Uncontrollable chuckles.

We visited our local Halloween speciality store.  These are the stores that spring up like zombies rising from the grave every October.  They are always in a different location and always chock full of Halloween items you simply must have.

6 year old K3 and I toured the store, stopping at every single display that had buttons to press.  We jumped up and down and passed back and forth at each motion activated gruesome slice of evil.  We shrieked at hanging ghouls that shrieked back at us.  We cringed at bloody chain saw deviants slicing sneering Hannibal Lecters.

A fellow parent was musing at her daughter’s bizarre attraction to a crawling, pale, disfigured citizen of the undead.  I mused right beside her about storage space for all of this Halloween paraphernalia.  It sure must be the sign of the apocalypse that we have all of this disposable income to create Nightmare on Elm Street in our front yards.

On the way out of the store, which I was seriously considering as fodder for nightmares later that evening, my daughter asked me a question:

“Mom, what is is like to kiss…”  She paused mid thought.

My mind immediately raced to how I would answer birds and bees questions about kissing.  I never thought about how to describe kissing to my six year old daughter…

“What is it like to kiss a vampire?”  She completed her thought.

I stuttered in surprise.  What kind of effect has   Iron Man and Mamma Mia had on my baby???

“Mom!  It’s a pain in the neck!  Get it?  When you kiss a vampire it’s a pain in the neck!”  Uncontrollable chuckles.

This entry was written by Mermaid and posted on October 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm and filed under From the Mouths of Babes, Mermaid with tags funny things kids say, halloween, kids, parenting, six year olds, spooky stores, spooky stuff. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.
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