Wow Tina! I love your Halloween costume.
Thanks for the compliment, Frank.
You must have spent hours working on it.
I did. I wanted to make sure I looked really spooky tonight.
Did you make Jack-o-lanterns with your family as well?
I hate carving pumpkin, so I always leave the Jack-o-lanterns to my brother.
Shall we go out trick-or-treating?
I'll let you lead the way.
I think that's a good idea. If people saw you first, they would never open the door!
How did your Halloween party go?
Two thumbs up. It was fantastic. I met a new girlfriend. She was also a vampire. We drank some blood together.
You drank real blood?
No way, it was just red juice, but we called it blood because it was Halloween night. How about your evening?
I met a handsome werewolf. But I had to say good bye to him.
Really, why did you get rid of him?
I saw him today and he still looked like a werewolf.
Now that is scary!!!!!
Usually the adults who don't have kids have a big party and get dressed up too.
That's kind of cool. But what does "Trick" mean?
Usually it's the older kids going around playing pranks, like punching the pumpkins left outside people's doors, or hanging a roll of toilet paper in someone's tree. They usually do it late at night after the little kids go home.
They're supposed to say "Trick or Treat". Then their neighbor is supposed to hand out some candy.
It sounds kind of fun. Maybe I could get together with my friends that night.
I'd love to. I heard about Halloween when I was in Beijing. It's a kind of children's day. Small kids get dressed up, then walk around with paper bags or baskets knocking on their neighbor's doors. But what do they say when their neighbor answers?
Tomorrow is Halloween. I know I'm ready. I bought two pumpkins and a big bag of candy. Do you want to help me make a jack-o'-lantern?
That does sound like a lot of fun.