There was a carnival at the elementary school, so I took Boo and GG.
ET declined to go, being officially Too Cool For Elementary School Carnivals, and one of the twins was sick, so they stayed at home.
Well, as soon as we got there, GG ditched me, being officially Too Cool To Hang With Parents. My husband and I took Boo around to the various carnival things: you know, cake-walk, bean-bag-toss, et cetera.
We ended up in a long line for the hanuted house.
Can I just say that school carnival haunted houses have really changed since I was in school? I mean, all we did was hang a bunch of black paper all over a classroom and turn out the lights, then make people crawl under desks and stick their hands in a bowl of cold spaghetti, telling them it was guts.
It was lame, but it was what you expected from a school carnival. After all, what do you think you'll get for fifty cents?
This haunted house was WAY scarier. I mean, we still crawled under stuff. But then there was a guy with a knife in his mouth lurking under there.
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And there were still walls hung with black. But one of them turned out to be a tarp-covered man who lumbered toward us saying, "I'm going to get you, Boo!"
That's right! The guy in the tarp KNEW BOO'S NAME!
I'm telling you, it was NOT what I expected from a school carnival. And it still only cost a dollar!
But... we didn't get to stick our hands in a bowl of peeled grapes. Bummer...
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