The “Old Man” Discusses “Frightness”
It’s Halloween Catalog time again…..
While perusing a few catalogs this morning, this conversation between Charlie and Genevieve:
Genevieve: I think we should bring the Halloween spirit down right now. There’s too much “frightness” on all the pages. (She gives an exaggerated shiver.)
Charlie: “Frightness?” That’s the whole point of Halloween. Don’t you get it, Gigi?!
Genevieve: The whole point is to look beautiful like a princess.
Charlie: Not really. The whole point is definitely “Frightness.” (Pause and then, with great condescension) You are still so young.
Genevieve: No, I’m not.
Charlie: You are. You’ll know you are older when you want to be a scary princess, like a vampire princess or something, for Halloween. Instead of one of these cutesy, fluffy pink princesses.
Genevieve: Pffft. (The four-year-old storms out of the great room and heads for the upstairs, as furious as can be.)