Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Ask The Eye Halloween Edition, Scared Of Red State Reality,Try A Different Situation

October 2, 2012

Dear Eye View

I am having a problem with my three daughters. They have been watching a new “reality” show. The family in this show is crude, very poor, and spends ridiculous amounts of time and money on pageants for their youngest daughter. My girls have decided that they want to dress up as this family for Halloween. I am not comfortable with this, as I think it is mocking and in poor taste. My girls don’t see it that way. They think it is funny. One of them wants to dress up as the mother of this family—she is over 300 pounds, and she seems to burp and sneeze whenever she is on camera. Another wants to dress up as the pageant daughter—in full regalia. The third wants to dress up as the oldest daughter, who was pregnant and just had her baby. This child has a minor birth defect, and they plan on using this in the costume too. They’ve already modified a doll to be the new baby. They are practicing using Southern accents, adding in bad grammar and crude slang to imitate these people. I can’t seem to get my wife on board to veto this tacky idea; she actually thinks it’s funny, too. Am I being a big grouch, or am I right that this will completely offend our neighbors?

Outraged

Dear O

I understand your concern. Lighten up. For any neighbor to be outraged would be evidence they watch the show. If you are scared of a little Red State Reality try playing the Blues for Halloween. Try a different Situation. Hope this helps.

EV

Dentist Buy Discounted Halloween Candy For The Troops, Liver Specialists Take Note

October 24, 2011

MANSFIELD — A Mansfield dentist is offering cash and prizes in exchange for sweets.

This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to the office of Craig Callen in Mansfield and receive $1 per pound (5-pound limit per child) and free toothbrushes. There also will be a drawing for two free children’s bikes.

Callen, with support from his associates Anthony Lordo and Mathew Snipes, will provide up to $1,000 total.

Callen and associates are leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and free children’s toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. “Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing your teeth are great preventive measures, but doing away with excess sweets would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” Callen said. “Kids can have the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well.

Cheap dentist “buy-back” Halloween candy and donate it to Operation Gratitude so they can send it in their “care packages” to US Troops serving overseas.

Liver Specialist consider buy-back beer program..

Ask The Eye, Turn Off The TV and Things Could Get Scary

October 19, 2010

Dear Eye View

My husband stays home one day a week with our 2-and-a-half-year-old. Most of the time they watch TV together all day long. I always encourage him to take our son outside to play or to do something besides watch TV. Sometimes he agrees in theory, but most of the time he just gets defensive and says that it is his day off, too, so he deserves to relax. The TV is appropriate for our son’s age, but it breaks my heart that he is missing out on so many other activities with him. It has gotten to the point that when my husband comes home, our son immediately heads to the TV room. I don’t want to nag my husband, but I want what is best for our son. I grew up with no/limited TV, so I don’t know if I am overreacting or not. What do you think?

Too Much TV

Dear TMTV

 This is a tough one because lots of women complain their husbands don’t do enough with the kids or around the house, then when the husbands actually do stuff, the wives micromanage and criticize. Why don’t you suggest your husband and son  share in some music. Careful of what you wish for because things could get scary. Hope this helps..

EV