This is the weekend I am usually outside decorating the porch and the front garden for Halloween. It is quite popular here to go all out with spooky, scary decorations.
Sadly, this year will find us with only a pumpkin outside:(
Dh is already waiting on me hand and foot, changing dressings, doing all the cooking, shopping and a lot of the day to day cleaning. He can't be climbing up the ladder to get down the bins of Halloween decor and then spend hours setting it all up...and I would not want him too...but...I still can miss how it usually looks!
People write all sorts of complaints about kids at Halloween and we find quite the opposite. Teenagers come and look all around and discuss the decor before they ring the bell. Several lads have lifted up their masks to tell me they like what I have added that year...Obviously they are some of our "regulars" that they can notice the additions! Little ones are scared at times but that is what Halloween here is all about!
They do get a nice chocolate bar as their reward for braving the spiders and their webs and facing the skeletons and ghouls etc.
Today it hit me...I can still sort of celebrate the scariness of the season...I can show a few pictures of past halloween outdoor decor. I have managed to find a couple of photos from 2009. So sit back, get ready and don't be scared......