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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Have You Been Boo-ed?


Have you heard of the tradition of being Boo-ed (or also called Ghosted)? I hadn’t heard of it until last year but it’s a fun way to get in the Halloween spirit by leaving little treats for a neighbor. You make up a treat for a neighbor, wait until dark, leave it on their doorstep, ring the doorbell, and then RUN! Our house was Boo-ed last night so it was our turn to Boo two people in return.

The kids were so excited today to head to the store and pick out little treats to leave for their friends. We then printed out the Boo-ed instructions and a ghost for them to color. We waited for dark and then big kids and I headed out on our mission. Traditionally, you would Boo a neighbor but we don’t have a lot of little kids in our neighborhood and the fact that we had been Boo-ed led me to believe that our neighbors with kids had been as well. So the kids and I decided to venture off our street and drive to two friends’ houses. Now since I was heading out to basically ding dong ditch with a 4 and 3 year old (who need to be re-buckled in their car seats before we can speed off in to the night) I may have told the children’s mothers that we might be stopping by and asked them to slowwwwllllyyyy walk to the door when they heard a doorbell. The kids didn’t know the difference either way and it was a big success.

The kids were just as excited (if not more) tonight to leave a treat for friends as they were to receive treats last night. It’s really a win/win scenario! If you haven’t been Boo-ed yet (or heard of it before) why not start it up in your neighborhood? I guarantee the kids will love it!

6 comments:

  1. Ahhh..doorbell ditching with a twist! We call it ghosting here- but yes, we do it and have a blast!

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  2. Oh man! Our neighborhood doesn't do that. I am so bummed! When I was teaching, we would "ghost" classrooms. It was so fun! I wish we lived in a better neighborhood!

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  3. Wow, that is so fun!! Now how do I do it? Where do I find these "instructions?" Do I just make it up? Do you let the neighbors know who did it?

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    1. If you click on the link above (the word Boo-ed in the first sentence) it will bring you to the site with the print out and the directions!

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  4. I never heard of this - what a cute idea!

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  5. Oh my god I love this. I wish I had cool neighbors to do this with. Mine are all pushing 80....seriously, we are the only young family in our neighborhood.

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