Last night, around 9pm, there was a loud knock at the front door. Jaysen announced that "someone was here", and began to unlock the door (wonderful parenting skills- knock at door...my kid opens it...). Anyway- there was nobody at the door! Jaysen looked down- "Wow! Candy!!!" Huh?
Sure enough, there was a bag of goodies left on our porch, with this poem:
The phantom haunts you happily, from now through Halloween,
and was delivered by a friend, who hopefully was not seen!
The spirit of the neighborhood, has come to wish you well
Someone, somewhere selected you, to receive this happy spell.
You must display the phantom on your door so all can spy
That you're already haunted by this happy little guy.
Then fix three sacks with goodies, like the one given to you,
Ring someone's bell and leave a bag, and make them happy too!
How cool is that?!? Someone chose to "haunt" Jaysen for Hallowe'en! He is totally digging it too. We're going to make our goodie bags and drop 'em off to unsuspecting neighbors tonight. I love this neighborhood. On Hallowe'en, they have a "costume parade" where all of the kids start at one corner of the subdivision, and parade throughout the neighborhood. At the end of the parade, dinner is provided. Not just snacks...dinner. After dinner is the official Trick-or-Treating kick-off. Fun!