Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween traditions

Holy wow! I'm halfway through the month and still going strong. This is a big thing for me. I'm usually good for 2 maybe 3 posts in row. But 17? Next thing ya know, it'll be snowing out here in the desert.

Okay, so pretty much every holiday has some sort of traditions set around it. Halloween is no exception, especially with us. Like, watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is kind of an unwritten law in our home. We haven't seen it yet this year but there's still plenty of time.

Last year, Little Man and I started a new tradition of driving around at night to see all the Halloween decorations. It's a little like when people drive around to look at the lights at Christmas only we scope out which houses are decorated so we know where to go for candy on Halloween. It's both fun and strategic. This was all his idea, too, contrary to what some might say. Mom, I'm lookin' at you.

Of course, each year Bill and Chris do up the front of our house with decorations. That's totally their gig. They draw up a plan, gather their tools & props and spend hours setting up graveyards, body parts, skeletons and other creepy ornaments. Makes me so proud, especially when people stop and stare as they walk down the street. Some in admiration, some in mock horror and others just scoop up their little dogs who are barking at the torso with no lower body, crawling out of a grave and do that quick little walk that's not quite a run. Somehow I don't think this is what Fiddler On The Roof had in mind when he sang about traditions.

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