We do not get one single trick or treater. I guess no one wants to risk our 400 foot long driveway, when the trees even hide the fact that the house is lit up or not. I really miss Halloween decorating though.
And, I would so do this, if anyone could actually see my house.
Photo courtesy of Sean Fallon, I think. I actually made a copy because I want to do it some day in the future.
After the boys moved in, I always wanted to have a Halloween party for them and their friends. They are now 19 and 22, and almost 25. The 22 year old was just home from Afghanistan and sat in a chair, fully costumed, in a dark room, for a half hour as he waited for his two brothers to get home.
I’m a nut for halloween, and never had a bad experience trick or treating, like http://toddpack.com/2011/10/27/the-worst-halloween-ever-or-the-night-a-girl-and-her-mom-stole-my-candy/#comment-6810.
When I was growing up, we lived in a rural area. We always had pumpkins on our porch and trick or treaters. Those kids had some walking to do, I’ll tell you. Mom and Dad were square dancers and dressed up in awesome costumes every year, but not for the trick or treaters. When I was young, dad drove me into the nearest town. I loved it.
I was watched, like a hawk anytime I was outside and it was such a neat feeling to be out after dark and around tons of kids and running and laughing with some new friend. I even remember the year I fell in love with Zorrow, or was that Zorro? I don’t know how to spell it and I don’t know who he was but his ?ten/twelve year old self was just as appealing to me as Antonio Banderas is now.
Who knows, maybe it was Antonio????