139. Halloween

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Ghosts, goblins, witches, princes and princesses, kings, queens, skeletons!
So many of these "things" are walking down my street.
"Oh, no! They are coming to my door!"
The doorbell chimes, and I slowly open the door.
There standing on my front porch, is a little ghost and a cute little witch.
They hold up a bag and say, "trick or treat".
I put candy into their bags and they smile and say, "Thank you".
Every October 31st is Halloween.
That is when children dress up as different things
(not just funny people, but things like animals or fruits or vegetables...).
They go from door to door and get different candies or little toys from the people in the houses.
Some children, who are not very nice,
will do naughty things to houses where people are not home, like throwing eggs at their windows.
I think that is bad.
Sometimes people decorate their houses for this day.
Some of the houses can be pretty scary.
They'll have scary noises coming from a tape recorder, too.
However, it's only for a few days out of the year,
so we may as well have fun with it.
This year my brother is dressing up as a skeleton,
and I'm dressing up as a bride.
I am wearing my mom's wedding dress.
It is fun dressing up in costumes and putting on lots of makeup.
Sometimes our friends don't even know who we really are!
The best part of Halloween is the candy, of course.
I once got an entire garbage bag full of candy.
My mom and dad took it away because I was eating too much.
Mom gave me a piece of candy every day, though.
If you eat too much candy, you can get a stomach ache.
You need to remember to brush your teeth often, too, so you don't get cavities.
Still, that candy sure does taste good!
Well, it's time to go "trick or treating".
So off I go, door to door, getting yummy candy and hearing people say,
"Oh, aren't you pretty!"

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