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As the Sunrise Dispels Darkness

Five good things:

  • I used to dread Daylight Savings, but falling back didn’t throw us off too badly this year.
  • One of the light bulbs in the dining room needs to be replaced. This morning the little man was convinced that some nefarious evildoer had entered our home in the night, with the sole purpose of rendering this one light fixture useless. And he seems to find this notion much less alarming than he does the idea of natural entropy. The boy has such a wild imagination. He is definitely his mother’s son.
  • The lad and I had a blast at the Chuck E. Cheese birthday party. He had such a grand time that he wants to have his next birthday party there. We’ll see.
  • Our pumpkin carving party went well. The smallish turnout worked in our favor. The chaos was controllable (we still had eight pumpkins to carve) and there was BBQ Tofu leftover this time. That is a rare thing.
  • My Dad is going to the next Rollergirls bout with me! Yay!

Tomorrow: In years past the little man has been content to stay home with mom on Halloween, helping to hand out vegan-safe candy to the neighbor kids. But this year he wants in on this trick-or-treating business for the first time. It should be exciting. And I’ve promised to bring the non-vegan goodies in to my co-workers.

spooky skull


  1. jennie wrote:

    So how do you handle removing non-vegan treats from your son’s trick-or-treat loot? This will be the first time we take my daughter Sophie out trick-or-treating and she is allergic to dairy. I’m not sure how to remove the items that she can’t eat without her losing her cool. Any suggestions would be helpful

    Monday, October 30, 2006 at 5:43 pm | Permalink
  2. Oh dear, how old is she? I’m lucky with the little man. He’s seven now and if we point out something that is non-vegan he doesn’t have the slightest bit of interest in it. Who knows how long that’ll last , but for now he’ll either request a vegan version of said item, or just not care about it at all. He really is pretty danged easygoing.

    Monday, October 30, 2006 at 9:04 pm | Permalink
  3. jennie wrote:

    She’s not quite two years old and doesn’t really understand about avoiding foods with dairy. We do fine when we’re at home because I just make everything we eat non-dairy so that she doesn’t feel left out and so we don’t have to deal with issues like this. I’m not sure how it will work, but I’m thinking I’ll try the “look over there” technique and switch her treats when she’s not looking.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 12:28 pm | Permalink
  4. Aha. It was a relief that the little man didn’t want to go trick or treating, until now. Made life a lot easier. But the “look over there” technique sounds like a winner. Good luck out there tonight!

    Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 12:45 pm | Permalink
  5. ericka wrote:

    i LOVE daylight saving time. what i don’t love is when it ends (as it just did) & it’s dark at 5pm. i do enjoy getting an earlier start to my day, however.

    Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

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