Monday, October 17, 2011

Getting booed

A couple of days ago, I read about Kelle's adventure booing with her family. Sounded interesting to me, though I wasn't sure if any of the boys were old enough to get the concept. Basically you print out this tag, make two goodie bags for your neighbors, and once the sun sets on an evening some time before Halloween, drop the goodie bag on their porch, ring the doorbell and watch as they come out and find their surprise.

I got the bags and the treats, assembled everything, and then the bags sat on the counter as life got in the way.

With Halloween less than 2 weeks away (and the premise that we'd start a boo-ing trend that would last for weeks in our neighborhood), I finally got out the door with Luke and Matt and the bags when Nate and Will were at PT. Not the ideal situation, but what is?

I held onto Matt and tried to explain to Luke what to do. He was happy to put the bag on the porch and really happy to ring the doorbell. But he wasn't so quick in the whole "running away from the door and hiding" concept, and all I could envision was him tripping and falling down our neighbors steps.

At the first house, Luke didn't make it off the porch before our neighbor opened the door. He wasn't sure what to do, so I whispered that he should just yell "BOO!" So rather than getting hung up on the fact that the game didn't go as it was supposed to, we laughed and turned it into our own game. He got such a kick out of yelling "BOO!" and our neighbor was very happy to get her Halloween stickers and candy.

At the second house, we were surprised to see that our neighbors were already outside and decorating for Halloween! So no doorbell ringing or surprises, but they too were happy to get an early Halloween treat and stickers. And it was fun to see how much decorating our neighbors do for the upcoming Halloween season! Hopefully we start to see some more BOO tags on front doors as our effort to start some pre-Halloween fun in the neighborhood!

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