Spooky Empty Nesters

What do you call a two-foot tall vampire?

I'll answer that one in a minute, but first you should know that the Empty Nesters got out of The Home again and they are roaming the neighborhood with empty pillowcases.

So if they knock on your door and shout, "Trick or treat! Smell my feet..." just tell them, kindly but firmly, to go home and put the pillowcases back on the pillows and take a nap. Do not give them candy. Or apples. Or nuts. Or medication. Well, maybe medication. 

But under NO circumstances should you say, "OK. Trick!"
SomeONE will held responsible for the results if you invite these two to do something silly, and it can't possibly end well.

A pain in the knee.

That's what you call a two-foot tall vampire.

Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?

Because he didn't have any guts.

Knock, knock.

Who's there?


Boo who?

Don't cry. It'll be all right....


  1. That's a pretty swank hat. So what was the occasion? Or did you really go roam the neighborhood with pillowcases?..

  2. The occasion was I acquired a pretty swank hat. Pillowcases are safely on pillows, but the hat inspired a photo shoot. And silly Halloween riddles. Just be glad I didn't acquire any "BillyBob" teeth!

  3. 1 chocolate muffin sans teeth brushing equals billy bob teeth without the plastic taste. You're Welcome.

    And your post kind of makes me want to know what tricks you'd do :) Glad to hear the pillowcases are safe. May you have loads of little kids chanting "trick or treat" Monday night. Remember to turn your porch light on- maybe even need to carve a punkin or two. We're doing ours on Saturday night. Word to the wise: deer like to eat freshly cut pumpkin--- but not when it's been burned by tea light candles...a few years ago in cedar one of our candles didn't light well enough and we found out the next morning as the design on one pumpkin had clearly been eaten and the other not even touched. I might just not light mine this year. Protect the deer from silly hunters- it'll illegal to shoot them in city limits.

    Happy Haunting Mummy Dearest!

  4. Ok, I saw your comment on Lacy's blog and when I see the term "empty nester" I am always curious. That will be happening to me in a few years. In fact, my nest is already half empty and I am trying to figure out how to cope. I hope you don't mind me visiting. Mid-life is leaving me feeling a bit confused. I need all the help and ideas I can get. :)