Mama Diaries

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Boo Crew

It's that time of year, again. Time to going booing. For those of you who don't know, it's a Halloween tradition. Basically,  you put together containers of treats and terrorize your neighbors. You go out after dark, ring  their doorbells, leave the treats, and run. The idea is not to get caught.

My kids and I have done this for about five years. Every year, it's a new adventure. Last year, we were lucky not to get picked up by the policeman who was patrolling the neighborhood. It was a close call!

This year's adventure involved the weather. It was raining.

"Bubba," I said. "Let's take the car. I don't feel like getting wet."

My son shook his head. "We can't take the car. They'll see us."

"But it's dark," I said. "They're not going to know who it is!"

He disagreed. "I'm sure they'll be able to track down the license plates."

Right.

After a long discussion, I finally agreed to go booing on foot. I, of course, had an umbrella, because I am such a wise Mama. The boy refused to take an umbrella, because umbrellas can be spotted easily.

We accomplished the mission, barely escaping detection by the residents of the first house we visited. When we returned to our home, I looked at my boy. He was drenched.

"Was it worth it?" I asked.

He gave me a big grin. "That was the best booing ever!" 

  

31 comments:

  1. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Have a great Halloween.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Kids don't care about rain. Only the candy matters.

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  3. That sounds like a lot of fun. My nephews would love doing that but I fear they'd be laughing and would get us caught. lol

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    1. You're probably right. You need to be quiet to be a successful booer. ;0)

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  4. Rain , or snow, children seem un-fazed!
    good for him, sounds like you had fun..
    very different to here ( UK) . where the children knock the door and say trick or treat..
    if you say trick they may throw eggs at your door or something.. so people rarely say trick.. if you say treat.. you give THEM the sweets

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    1. We do that, too. The booing is something additional.

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  5. Oh my... I have never heard of that... it sounds like lots of fun.. xox

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    1. It is. I first learned about it in Cincinnati.

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  6. That sounds like a blast..... I'll have to borrow my fleet-footed godson and give booing a go next year! (Will you post bail if I'm caught?)

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    1. Uh, sure. As long as it's not too high. ;0)

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  7. A boo in need is a boo indeed

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  8. I've never heard of booing. It's great.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. haha not gonna let a little rain stop him

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    1. No way. Rain or snow, the booing must go on!

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  10. That's awesome! What happens if you get caught though?

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    1. You'd better hope the person who caught you is nice!

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  11. Never heard of that tradition. But it sounds like fun. Even in the rain.

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    1. I had never heard of it until we moved to Cincinnati. I brought the tradition to our neighborhood in Atlanta.

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  12. Walking in the rain, surrounded by fog, enhances the mystery. And yes, bagging candies matters more than rain!

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful tradition, even if it gets a bit uncomfortable. :-D

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  14. Pay if forward Halloween? Nice!

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    1. It's nice to think of other people, and surprise them with treats.

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  15. That's awesome! I love your Halloween tradition. :) Happy Halloween!

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  16. I so LOVE this! What fun, and to do it with your kiddos.

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