about that shaving cream
Owen asks (in today’s Halloween post) what the purpose of “shaving cream in a sock” is for.
Basically, the kids fill the socks with shaving cream and then proceed to chase each other through the streets, whacking one another with the socks. Eventually, everyone is covered from head to toe in shaving cream. It sounds ridiculous but trust me, they are having fun.
When I was young, it wasn’t as harmless as shaving cream. The boys would fill the socks with Nair and then chase the girls around. To a girl who was obsessed with her hair, Nair was far scarier than any zombie or ghost. Of course, the small amount of Nair that ended up on our heads wouldn’t really do any damage, but we didn’t know that. Terror, I tell you. Those boys were terror.
Well, the girls weren’t any better. We put flour in our socks. And beat the boys with them.