Posted by Walter
As a father of a teenage daughter, I seek genuine moments of
spontaneous, lameless fun. I am well aware that these days for us
will soon pass and my exercise will hopefully come from moving to
and from dorm rooms in a few short years.
My high school sophomore daughter and her friends that she has
known since kindergarten were ready for some trickless treating fun
over the weekend.
After a quick bite to eat courtesy of my wife's delicious crock
pot creation, I was asked to take some pictures of Bat Girl
climbing our tree, a human pyramid scheme and scary smiling notions
from football jersey girls and a court jester. I don't know who
enjoyed it more, the willing subjects, the camera subjector or my
wife who scared the beegeebas out of us with her sneaky timed use
of my daughter's freaky faced mask.
As quickly as it came about, my starring role as the cameraman
dad was once again reduced to mere chauffeur. The Bat Girl Mobile
was pressed into action as we headed for virgin candy collecting
territory. On the way, my spontaneous side steered the superhero
toting-dad vehicle into a local haunted woods extravaganza. For a
mere 10 bucks a head, myself, my daughter and her four oldest
dearest friends were in line for a scary scene of horrified
screams, heart-racing fear and near-pee-your-pants (the teenage
girls, not the dad) kind of fun.
A very cool night had all the needed seasonal ambiance of
chainsaws, machetes, blood, gore, screams and clowns. Yes, I said
clowns. They were totally creepy. I guess that I should have been
morally opposed to the costly and horrific content of the whole
sidelined excursion, but we all had a blast.
I hope to hold on to this impromptu memory for as long as I live
or at least until I need to use Depends on a daily basis. I hope
that my daughter and her friends remember this relatively
uncomplicated time of their lives and how fun it was to be a little
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