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."
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!"
So pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Have a great Halloween.ReplyDelete
Kids don't care about rain. Only the candy matters.ReplyDelete
You're right about that.Delete
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. lolReplyDelete
You're probably right. You need to be quiet to be a successful booer. ;0)Delete
Rain , or snow, children seem un-fazed!ReplyDelete
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
We do that, too. The booing is something additional.Delete
Oh my... I have never heard of that... it sounds like lots of fun.. xoxReplyDelete
It is. I first learned about it in Cincinnati.Delete
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?)ReplyDelete
Uh, sure. As long as it's not too high. ;0)Delete
A boo in need is a boo indeedReplyDelete
I've never heard of booing. It's great.ReplyDelete
It's a lot of fun!Delete
haha not gonna let a little rain stop himReplyDelete
No way. Rain or snow, the booing must go on!Delete
That's awesome! What happens if you get caught though?ReplyDelete
You'd better hope the person who caught you is nice!Delete
Never heard of that tradition. But it sounds like fun. Even in the rain.ReplyDelete
I had never heard of it until we moved to Cincinnati. I brought the tradition to our neighborhood in Atlanta.Delete
Walking in the rain, surrounded by fog, enhances the mystery. And yes, bagging candies matters more than rain!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful tradition, even if it gets a bit uncomfortable. :-DReplyDelete
It is a lot of fun!Delete
Pay if forward Halloween? Nice!ReplyDelete
It's nice to think of other people, and surprise them with treats.Delete
That's awesome! I love your Halloween tradition. :) Happy Halloween!ReplyDelete
I so LOVE this! What fun, and to do it with your kiddos.ReplyDelete