It’s that awesome, spooky time of year when the ghouls come out and the ghosts get to play! Nim said Halloween’s also called All Hallow’s Eve, which sounds spookier and niftier than Halloween. Like somethin’s lurking round the corner in the dark, ready to pounce out atcha if you aren’t paying attention. Yeah! Who doesn’t love Halloween? (specially cuz the monsters are really just Littles dressed up all cute, and there aren’t no monsters ya gotta cage up in some iron bars…least, not as I’ve seen. Not yet.)
We decided Trick or Treating wasn’t gonna work. There’s just not enough houses in the area, an’ tryin to walk all the Littles to somewhere other houses would be was…yea, it wasn’t gonna happen. Their legs’re too short to go that far. So Nim brought ’em over to our house to have a fun evening.
All the costumes that Wren and Nim made were sitting out, waiting for a Little to choose. When the whole pack of ’em got in and they saw ’em, they were all a jabber about who wanted what and why and how much fun and–! So many conversations all at once. But they didn’t fight or nothin’, which was nice. They did pounce on ’em like little wild beasts, though. It was pretty funny. Wren was kinda horrified.
The outfits were simple. Mostly just hats. While the Littles were sortin’ out who was gonna be what, Nim looked at Wren and kinda whispered “Did we forget something?” Wren was kinda puzzled for a bit, then her eyes went wide. “Oh, the tails!” Oops. Maybe next year? They were cute anyway.
I got alla them to let me take pictures, so you can see how cute they were.
First, the kittens. They decided they didn’t want costumes, cuz they already had fur an’ ears an’ tails an’ everything. Angel-kitten came over in Nim’s bunny jacket, though, which was pretty cute.
Rosy got to wear the bunny costume. You can kinda see her in the kittens’ pictures, standing behind Kitty, but she’s cuter when you get to see her face-on. She an’ Angel kinda hung out during the evening, cuz they were both bunnies!
Poppy picked out the little fox hat (she said she loved it cuz red’s her favorite color!)
An’ Meikiko picked up the little panda hat, saying it reminded her of somethin’ from when she was a baby.
An’ Aqua picked the elephant!
I mean, they were all just so super cute! There was one hat left over, a kitty hat. I guess there were enough kittens in their group that nobody wanted to dress up like one? At least, not at first. Nim, Wren, an me sat down on the bench for a bit while they all ran around, playing ring round the rosy an’ London Bridge an’ duck duck goose an’ things like that. We three got to talkin’ an’ payin’ not enough attention to the Littles, cuz they were doin’ a pretty good job of entertainin’ themselves. At some point, Meikiko ran over an’ grabbed the kitty hat off my lap. I was happy someone was gonna be a kitty! Then Wren told me I outta put on the panda hat, so she helped me. (I make a pretty cute panda, right?)
But that’s when things started to go way wrong…
First, it was Meikiko, bein’ a little crazy-rough onna chair, climbin’ over it like it was a jungle gym. Wren told her be careful an’ all. Then I looked around a bit, cuz what’d been all the Littles’ voices singin’ different songs was all-a-sudden a lotta voices gigglin’ an being crazy-loud, not singin-loud. Whoa.
There were kittens onna bench. Not sittin’ down, but climbin’ on toppa the bench. I dunno how they got up there without us noticing, but there they were. An’ Rosy was off on the side, standin’ on another chair. At first, I thought she was tryin’ to get up there too with Lily an’ Kitty, then I realized she was tryin’ to grab a cat down.
At first, we just kinda stared around at it all. I’d never seen the Littles get so crazy afore. But then Nim said, kinda laughing an kinda deep-sighing, to please let ’em keep on doin’ it so they’d wear themselves out. Poor Nim. It’s gotta be hard tryin to take care of alla them Littles all the time. No wonder she loves it so much when we come over.
But when Kitty flipped herself down and said “Boo!” beside Wren, that was a bit much.
Then Wren hopped up and backed herself inna corner, an I hopped up and tried to keep Lily from joining her sister (who had laughed and crawled back up on toppa the bench), an it was jus’ total chaos!
I guess Wren backin’ up was enough, cuz then Nim started talkin’ in this soft, calm voice, but one that sorta kinda sounded like maybe she wanted to kill somethin’ at the same time. All the Littles stopped what they was doin, looked at her, then meekly got down an’ clustered up all nice and calm, like they ain’t done nothin’ bad at all. After a little bit, I got Wren to come back so we could take a nice picture with alla us sittin’ together, bein calm.
I love Halloween! Not sure Wren feels much the same anymore… Next time, though, the animals gotta all have tails. I think the weight’ll keep the Littles more butt-heavy, so they won’t go scalin’ everything in sight an bein’ so crazy-wild.
(I am not gonna ask Wren, but I do kinda wanna know what happened to Hazel an Vega. I didn’t see hide nor hair of ’em during the party.)
I was sad to see all the Littles go when the evening was done. If it wouldn’ give Wren a heart attack, I’d say we should do this alla time!