I frightened myself on Halloween. Scared myself enough to talk a neighbor into planning a Haunted House for next year.
What could have been so startling?
I forgot to carve a Jack O’lantern, The Boy was at a weekend retreat and The Girl still away at college.
“Boo hoo hoo,” cried the sad mom!
I can’t remember a year where I didn’t carve a pumpkin… even when I was in college I still lived at home and had fun passing out candy for my parents. They were quite done with the doorbell as the average age and height of the Trick-or-Treaters kept increasing and increasing.
Good rule of thumb, people: if you can shave, you probably shouldn’t be on the receiving end of Halloween… it’s tons o’ fun to fill the kiddie’s bags and set up haunted houses for the neighborhood, too.
Next year I will be ready… I’m jotting down ideas for decorating and clever trick to share with our neighborhood’s little ones. A smaller child-friendly spooky yard display would be good for the kids around us. Share ideas? What should I have for a non-terrifying haunted house next year? It was scary enough not having my own two children around for the first time in 18 years. BOO!
(Found all these photos by doing web search for “sad Jack O’Lanterns.” Click any photo to go to their original site!)