Yesterday, I woke up to a container of candy sitting on our counter.
I didn’t recall seeing it when I went to bed, but my husband had already gone to work, and the boys were still sleeping, so there was no one to
see me eating the candy ask about this mysterious can of treats. I could see that there was a note inside of it, so I figured opening it was definitely the first step in scoring all of the good treats before the kids woke up finding out where it came from.
As it turns out, my husband had found the container on the front porch as he headed out to work, and brought it inside to share the surprise with us. Beside the assorted candy, stickers, and spider rings (His Majesty’s favorite) this is what I found:
Isn’t that fun? The printable sign and poem came from Organized Christmas, and Halloween cheer isn’t even the icing on the cake of this website. There are all sorts of holiday planners, crafts, recipes, and tips on how to make your holidays enjoyable, and not stressful, something that I think is definitely helpful. As far as being “Boo-ed”, there are several different versions of the Boo sign and poem on the site, so you can pick a different one for every coworker, teacher, friend, or neighbor that you feel like surprising.
So now, we get to “Boo” a few of our neighbors, and pass along the Halloween cheer! I’m letting the boys make up the goodie bags, so that both of them can be involved, but it will be Christopher and I who do the actual “drops”.
I tell you what, this simple act of kindness brought a smile to my face, and to the faces of my kids when they woke up. Tensions are pretty high in my community right now because of the election, so it’s nice to have something silly and non political to take our minds off of the larger national and global community that we all belong to, and focus on spreading cheer in the smaller community that is our neighborhood. If I can pass along an unexpected treat to a few neighbors, maybe it will brighten their morning like it did my own.
Who knows… If I’m feeling really neighborly when Christopher and I embark on our stealth-like journey to sneak treats to a few of our neighbors this evening, maybe I’ll choose to “Boo” someone with the opponent’s sign in their yard…