Scary / Unheimlich
For tired parents, I can thoroughly recommend having your face painted: half an hour of lying still, eyes closed, with just gentle brushstrokes massaging your face, and quiet concentration from the kids.
Ok, so the result isn’t pretty, but the process is surely worth it...
Embarrassingly, this came about because we hadn’t quite tidied away the costumes and face paint from last October; hard to believe Halloween was already six months ago. Or indeed is in only six months’ time - a scary thought!