October 31, 2012
BOO, how are you?
Whether or not you think Halloween is just another "American tradition" - no offence to my U.S. readers, but that is the ignorant view of many on this side of the hemisphere - you cannot deny the opportunity it gives kids (and adults) to "just be kids" and have fun dressing up and playing together in the neighbourhood.
We decorated the outside of our house a little with some black spiderwebs and I updated my mantle with a few scary touches, but nothing over the top. We eagerly anticipated some trick-or-treaters, but ending up leaving my visiting father-in-law to deal out the treats while we investigated some monsterly goings-on in the street behind us.
And what a friendly night we had! We met some new families in the area and found out about some annual traditions in the neighbourhood that we (after 12 years of living in the same house) hadn't known about.
I'm so glad we got into the "spirit" of Halloween this year and made the effort, not only for the enjoyment of our own kids, but to those who visited our house as well. Next year will be bigger and better. So Say Boo and Scary On...