Monday, November 3, 2008

The Haul

Halloween in St. Louis comes with certain traditions. The most notable one is the tradition of kids telling a joke before they can get their candy. Our jokes this year:

Jack's - What do you get when you cross a vampire with a snowman? Frostbite.

Luke's - What do you do when a man falls overboard? You say, Man overboard! Help! What do you do when a lady falls overboard? Full speed ahead!

Their personalities completely match the jokes they told. Jack's was sweet and innocent and requiring a bit of thought to unlock the riddle. Luke's was unexpected and funny and a bit ornery.

When the candy came out after the joke telling, Luke's joke was followed with, "Do you have anything that's not chocolate?" Luke does not like chocolate, and when the answer was "No" he said "No thanks" or more often the less mannered "I don't want it then." That is why the final candy haul looked like this:

Our other boy even got a treat or two at various houses. His joke? Just look at him.


Cynthia said...

Puppy's costume is a riot!

Kellan said...

That is so funny! I love chocolate and now we know how much it weighs - HA! Your dog looks so cute!

Have a good week - Kellan

Loth said...

My older son, being allergic to milk can't eat chocolate but he has negotiated a special deal with us. He just takes what is going when out guising and then he trades in each item of the the chocolate for non-dairy goodies which I purchase in advance. Of course, this leaves me with a stash of traded chocolate which I have to dispose of somehow.......

Damama T said...

I love that you make 'em work for their goodies. LOL!

♥ Becky ♥ said...

The jokes are hilarious!!!!! But the dogs costume takes the cake!!!