Spooky witch’s fingers

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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 6:00 am

My kiddo has never been a huge fan of Halloween, but he’s suddenly taken a renewed interest in going trick-or-treating this year. (It probably has something to do with going out with a group of his classmates instead of holding his mommy’s hand.)

And he wants to choose his own costume, which is nice – except that I have no idea what he wants to be this year.

“Some of us are getting together for Halloween and dressing as VSCO girls and boys,” he said a few weeks ago.

“Sounds good,” I said. “Also, I don’t know what a VSCO is.”

“Google it,” my son replied.

I did a quick search on my phone to discover that this is indeed a thing, but I’m still not clear on the details. From what I could glean, VSCO kids are social media-obsessed teens who wear shell necklaces and scrunchies and carry really expensive water bottles in their quest to save the planet – all the while posting selfies of themselves doing all these things and making kissy faces.

In other words, my kid wants to dress as one of the most annoying, detestable people on Earth.

“Surely you can find something more pleasant,” I suggested. “Werewolf? Serial killer? Telemarketer?” These are all more likable creatures than the one I just described.

“Nope, we’re going VSCO,” he said. Subject closed.

I didn’t know what to say, so I said nothing at all.

“I’ll need you to get me a shell necklace and some scrunchies,” my son continued.

And yet I said nothing.

Still staring down my 10-year-old but tired of biting my tongue, I decided to bite down instead one on of these cookies, creepy almond fingernail and all.

“You’re disturbing,” my son said.

Happy Halloween, VSCO kid. 

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