Ever have a night where you felt like the Energizer Bunny? Except with the cheap batteries?
Me too. I went from work, to a store for an exchange, to the gas station, to my 1 hour ride to the soccer fields and picked up the boys. In the car, I immediately had to put them on silence…”Mother of the Year” can’t handle fighting in the back seat, so I make them stop talking, or they lose a privilege. And finally (silently) we arrived home.
Grumpy, but home, the boys raced out of the car, and up the steps, and then stopped.
It’s a Boo-Bag!
Ours looked a bit like a Booze-bag doesn’t it?! It was 2 bags full of Halloween treats for the kids, and a few cocktails for the parents! I love when I am included in the fun!
This is a super fun tradition in our neighborhood, and my kids love it. To do it, you need to first, open your fun bag of goodies, and hope the person included the Boo-sheet that tells you how to “Boo.”
- If you need a print-out, the one that I have used is HERE (pictured above) and is super duper cute (along with lots of other cute things on her site), don’t you think? You cut it in half and put the “We’ve been booed” sign in your front window (to show other people that you already got some loot, and they should “Boo” someone else).
- The next day (or 2) make 2 copies of the Boo-sheet and get treats for 2 houses, that haven’t been “Booed” yet. Try to keep it a secret, because that is half the fun…the not knowing who gave you all those goodies. We’ve had some chases over the years, but it is fun actually getting away without being caught!
If you have a lot of kids in your neighborhood- first, let me congratulate you. That is fun. Second, let me just say, “try this.” This tradition doesn’t have to have candy or lots of crappy plastic toys if you don’t want it to- it is what you make it. I LOVE to re-gift my crappy plastic toys every year, however…so that someone else can use and love it as much as my kids seem to! Some other options:
- Store-bought cookies
- Window clings
- Beer/Wine/Cider/Hotcocoa packets
- Stuffed Animals
- Trick-Or-Treat Bags
- Craft kits
- Halloween themed anything!
This literally made our night, WAY better than it started. The boys stopped fighting. We were all smiling. A happy surprise for all of us, was just what we needed!
I hope you will try it too! Enjoy~