Picture this. Matthew, Amy, and me sneaking on to front porches, leaving treats, ringing door bells, running through soggy front lawns, and then peeling off in our getaway car so fast the tires squealed for miles! Did I mention Matthew was wearing his purple sorcerer costume?
For me, the entire evening will be remembered for Matthew's hearty, hearty laughter. I have never heard Matthew laugh so hard or be as joyous as when he was while holding Amy's hand running through yards, jumping head first into my car, and yelling at me to zoom off before getting spotted. As a mother, laughter like that is what you wish for your child.
It's not too late to "Boo" your neighbors for Halloween.
Gather treats for containers. We used black and white cones, hung on ribbon ($2.99 for six at Hobby Lobby). Cones were stuffed with creepy eyeballs, ghoulish ghosts, sweet treats, a festive candle, a toy rat, and some bones.
Of course orange Krinkle finishes the package, making it perfectly Halloween-y.
Use paper and scissors to attach a poem, explaining the concept of "getting boo-ed" and encouraging them to "boo" two other families. Click here for four poem choices.
Once the note is attached, your Boo Treats are ready for delivery. No costume necessary, though certainly more fun!
We set out to spread Halloween cheer and, in the process, created an unforgettable memory. That's usually the way spreading shine goes.
Signing off until tomorrow...