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October 3, 2011

We came home to find this taped to the front door a few days ago.

This tickled me for a number of reasons:
1. Some kids somewhere are spending their time creating something for other people rather than sitting in front of a screen or sleeping away their free time.
2. They had the foresight to devote at least enough time to hand-write invitations for kids on the street for an event that lasted a half hour on a Saturday afternoon.
3. Kids from three families were involved in this creation, and I just like that kind of teamwork and networking.
4. Even though we were very poor participants (we moved slowly and went the wrong way several times), the ghouls in the house were very patient and wanted to make sure that we saw it all.
4. Somehow, these kids persuaded Peter, who doesn’t particularly like this kind of thing, to go through the haunted house and held his hand through the whole thing, making sure he had a good time, even though the rest of us had gone ahead.
5. The kids did the whole thing by themselves; their parents merely granted permission.

So bravo, neighbors. Thanks for being creative and for inviting us to your haunting. It was spooktacular!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy permalink
    October 4, 2011 7:40 am

    You live in such a great neighborhood.

  2. joanna permalink
    October 4, 2011 4:52 pm

    I want a fun neighborhood!

    • esodhiambo permalink
      October 5, 2011 9:25 pm

      YOU can make the neighborhood fun! Setting up a haunted house in your basement sounds like a great FHE.

  3. October 5, 2011 3:36 pm

    The best part is the kids doing it themselves. Well, that and the invitations, which were freaking adorable.

  4. October 10, 2011 11:41 am

    Sounds like a good time! I remember wrapping my little sister up in toilet paper and squirting ketchup on her face for our haunted house. 🙂

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