I know its a bit early, but I just saw "WICKED" again, and I guess it got me in the spirit (if you haven't seen it, it's WONDERFUL!!) My kids and I are nuts about Halloween. I think it's the drama in us, because we all love to dress up, perform, and be kooky... and there's just something about black and orange, and green and purple that just screams delight! The candy isn't half bad either ;)
We all love a good scary story too, and we really enjoy having bonfires in the yard when the cool weather sets in. We toast marshmallows, make s'mores, and scare the daylights out of each other! We have a few extra kids alot of the time too, one in particular named Joel who is a friend of Brendan's, whom we've known since kindergarten.
A couple of years ago, we had a fire and had the boys on the (5th grade) football team over. I had printed some scary stories off of the internet, and told them in my spookiest voice. Joel was putting on a brave face, but was starting to talk really fast, and crack a lot of jokes, so I knew he was a little bit scared. I went inside to get everyone some hot cocoa, and when I came out, SCREAM was in our neighbors' yard (aka my parents' yard) running toward our fence and howling...Joel screamed his head off and ran towards me, as SCREAM pulled of the mask...Lo and behold, it was MY MOTHER!!!
The kids still laugh about that one, Grandma really pulled one over on them.
Don't know whether I'm going to put this fellow in my etsy, or Ebay yet, still deciding. Happy Haunting, y'all!!