Archive for November, 2009

Scarecrow

One of my favorite decorations this year was the scarecrow. When we pulled out the Halloween bins last month, we also rediscovered the scarecrow. He was a little too clown-like for my family so the kids pulled out some sharpies and gave him a fiercer visage. He then went in front of my window.

scarecrow

After a few days, the kids started steering clear of him in the yard. One morning, Mojo remarked that he’s haunted.

“Why do you think that?”, I asked.
“Because he’s pointing in a different direction every morning. Some days he’s looking in the window, some days he’s not. I think the looks at us when we play.”

I laughed. The scarecrow is on a swivel base and the wind was making him turn — nothing paranormal in that. While he may not have scared a single bird this past month, he performed his job well in being, well, scary.

Call me mean but I didn’t clue the kids in on the key to his movement. Gotta keep Halloween a little sinister, ya’ know.

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