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Halloween weekend is here. Cory and I still aren't sure what we are going to be doing Sunday night. We don't have any parties to go to and aren't planning on dressing up. I'm not even dressing up for work. Usually I love getting into the Halloween spririt but it just wasn't in me this year.
Last year we went to see Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant to avoid dealing with all the kids on Halloween night. Does anyone else do that? Leave so you don't have to hear the doorbell all evening? We tried the whole leave all your lights off and stay in the back of the house but they kept on coming up! It's pitch black in front of our house without lights on too.
We gave out candy the first couple of years but got tired of dealing with all the people pulling truck loads of kids in front of all the houses. What happened to trick-or-treating up and down the block of your own neighborhood? Last year was a whole other story though.
Every year our neighbor builds a little haunted house with their kids. It's never been anything real showy. You get a few teenagers out and about but that's it.
OMG - Were we surprised coming home from the movies to find the streets by our house literally crawling with teenagers. We couldn't even drive through there were so many kids! We found out later the neighbor's son had passed out flyers advertising the haunted house.
The only good thing about it is I think the parents were mindful of the city ordinance for noise and city curfew for kids under 17. The haunted house stopped at midnight on the dot. We were very thankful for that because it was loud!
The good part about Halloween being on Sunday is both the ordinance and curfew are at 10pm. Hopefully at the very least we will be able to get a good night's sleep before work on Monday. A movie still sounds like a good idea too.
For those going off and celebrating this weekend I wish you a great time! Have fun, be safe and take lots of pictures!