Friday, October 17, 2008

Kindred Spirits!

Last year I posted this Halloween story about my first grade witch's brew whose rather macabre recipe was published in the local paper - much to my mother's horror.

If you don't feel like going back and reading this year-old post (though you should, it would make me happy), I will just recap the primary ingredients:
  • hair;
  • cobwebs;
  • lizards and spiders; and
  • little kid's kidneys

The last item being the ingredient my dear mother found unacceptably weird and abhorrent for a young child.

Nearly twenty-four Halloween seasons later, we picked up a great book for Max. The book is called Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex.

Love it! It is a fantastic book.

Anyhoo . . . there is a poem in this book called "The Middlewich Witch-Watchers Club."


Witch watchers hide in trees and shrubs or settle deep in ditches
And when they spot a witch, they look to see which witch it was
They check inside the Witch Watch Book by Mitchell & von Fuzz
Today they saw a Speckled Crone
which shrieked while eating files . . .

And then a Frazzled Warthag baking kid and kidney pies.

That's right! KID and KIDNEY pies !!! I am not alone! I am not the only weirdo creating imaginary confections made from tender young organ meat. Thank you, thank you, a thousand times, thank you Adam Rex for make me feel like less of a freak show.



Anonymous said...

Well, I guess there are a few more out there. HUM Mom