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One of my favorite annual Halloween memories is our house getting “Booed.” The doorbell rings…the kids run to see who it is…instead of a person they find delicious Halloween treats festively displayed on the doorstep. Quickly, everyone darts outside to see if they can catch a glimpse of who has left this Boo-tiful gift for them. Sadly, those years have faded into the past for us. But wait….we may be getting older but that doesn’t mean we can’t still take part in this Halloween fun! So this year…Pappy got Boo-Booed!
You’ve Been Booed!
If you are not familiar with this FUN Halloween tradition, below are images of the 2 documents needed to carry out the plan:
There are a lot of fun images you can find on the internet but many you have to pay for. I created these images and have included the link to download for free:
Once you read the page labeled You’ve Been Boo-ed, you will understand what all you need to do. Basically, you need to print out 2 copies of each of these pages, put 2 goody baskets together and choose who your phantom will visit! It’s that easy. When you get visited by the phantom, then you need to put your copy of the We’ve been Boo-ed! page in your front window.
Now, you are probably wondering why this is titled Pappy got boo-booed! As stated earlier, our days of enjoying this activity with our kids is long gone. Enter our grandchildren! I must say that I had not initially thought of doing this for Addi and Max until our daughter, Lauren, asked us to do so. Our other daughter, Karleigh and I were the phantoms last year. This year I asked Pappy to help out!
We made a grand plan of how to deliver the goodies to our grandchildren without getting caught. Let me tell you, if you have seen their house, you understand this is no easy feat. It’s guarded like Fort Knox, hard to get in and out of and windows galore. Need I remind you that we are now 50+!!! But we are old athletes. We can do this! Right????
Pappy Got Boo-Booed!
So, we park far away and decide to tackle this feat on foot. We trek to the front porch, crawl under the windows, ease up to the door, place the goodies on the step, knock and run!!! WELL, Pappy steps in some mud and sprawls face first onto the sidewalk. Amid concern (well, a little anyway) and much laughter, he rolls like the young quarterback he once was and hightails it out of there! We made it safely to our hiding place.
Did I mention our son-in-law got home while all this was going on. I wish you could have seen the confused look on his face. We wait for what we believe is a good amount of time to trek back to our truck and head home. Both winded and standing by our get away vehicle, Brad looks over at me sheepishly and states, “I don’t have my keys!”
Seriously? We have to go back to the scene and retrieve said keys from somewhere in the mud! Yes, our son-in-law is still sitting in his truck as Brad creeps back by and searches for the lost set of keys. Do you wonder what he is thinking about his in-laws???
We finally escaped, unseen by the grandkids I might add! However, as you guessed, Pappy did not remain unscathed by this little incident. YES, he got a Boo Boo!
Suffice it to say, we are adding new “You’ve Been Boo-ed” memories to our family photo albums. I just wish I had taken my camera on this little escapade to capture Mimi and Pappy to add to the photo album along with these cuties!
It is now late in October, but if you have never done this before, please remember this for next year and add it to your Halloween family traditions. Hopefully, you like the fun images I created and will use those next time!