I’m big into traditions at my house. We had a few when I was growing up but I knew it was something that I wanted for my own family “when I grew up”. This year we started a new neighborhood tradition of “booing” our neighbors. I’ve heard about this for a couple of years but this is the first year I’ve actually gotten everything together and put the plan into motion. There are several different versions of the poem with directions and “we’ve been booed” signs or you could always make your own. Above is the one we used this year. Saturday morning we ran to Target to do some regular shopping (and I learned how to use my Cartwheel app on my phone but that’s another story) and we also grabbed some items for our boo buckets. Ideally you’re supposed to wait until it’s dark to boo your neighbors so there’s less of a chance being spotted. The idea is that you leave some kind of a treat on the neighbor’s doorstep and run away after knocking or ringing the bell without being seen. They’re then asked to boo two other families and so on and so on. Wouldn’t it be cute to see a whole neighborhood booed? Since it was way too hard for the boys to wait until it was dark (and hubby had to work Saturday night), they wound up booing their neighbors of choice about dinner time. One neighbor was close enough that they were able to watch until they discovered their basket of goodies. The other neighbor isn’t that close but I’m pretty sure they got their treats. When hubby went outside Sunday night, he noticed we’d been booed back! The boys were beyond excited to find their own treats on our porch and tried to figure out who was the one that booed us. Now we’ve got to go get stuff to boo two more families before we leave for Disney later this week. Should be fun – they’ve picked the next two to boo so now we just need to put the baskets together and deliver them without being caught.
Do you have any fun Halloween traditions? Have you been booed?