It’s not my favourite holiday, but our kids still love getting dressed up for a neighbourhood tour on Halloween night. And somehow, I always get talked into putting out some spooky decorations on Halloween night to entertain the 7 children that come to our door. In a rural area like this, trick or treating involves being shuttled around to the neighbour’s houses by car, and since we live at the end of a road (we, along with our in-laws, are the last houses before the Lake), we get very little traffic to the house. I know each and every kid that comes to the house, so I make them up a little bag to take home. I always buy spare candy, just in case – and then end up snacking on it myself while watching whatever zombie movie they decide to play on tv that night.
The dad even hides a speaker in the tree out front, just to set the scene a little more with some spooky music and noises before the victims make it to the door.
Hopefully this year the new neighbours have added some curtains to their bathroom window. The dad and the kids got more than an eyefull last year while out on the road.
And, in a semi-related vein, here is a clip that I found on my iPad this weekend. I had to post this for the sake of saving a memory. This is what happens when you leave you iPad unattended in the truck while you run into the bank for a moment:
I don’t know where they get it from.