Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

No, not that friend...

You don't realize how lucky you are to have good friends until those friends spend their Halloween helping you scare the beejeezus out of small children. Thankfully, I have very good friends.

Yes, this friend

Hugh spent several hours yesterday, setting up his haunted porch for the neighborhood Trick-or-Treaters.

It would have taken him even longer and he would have been up past midnight tearing it down had it not been for Chris helping him. Plus, he wouldn't have had a "scare buddy" with whom to terrify the children and; that would have been most unfortunate.

The Man-Cub is also lucky to have good friends and, while not all of the Fearsome Foursome were available  to join him, Mikey was. Combine those two with Darren and the result was a rambunctious and awesome scare team for which, we were quite grateful.

The Teenager and Kaley spent the majority of their time laughing at The Teenager's boyfriend who, along with three of his good friends, spent the majority of the evening trading masks and "haunting" locations on the porch. They were super good sports and we appreciated not only the help they provided but the large bowl of candy that one of their mothers contributed for the cause; I couldn't have fended off the Trick-or-Treaters without it as I was already running low on candy by 7:00.

I'm sorry, we are out of treats; would you care for a bone? Wait, come back!

We finally pulled the plug on the fog machine around 9:30 despite the fact that there were still a few stragglers roaming the neighborhood. Then, following an inventory of the cupcakes and caramel apples eaten by the teenagers; declared Haunted Porch 2011 a complete and total success.

And we really could not have done it without our friends.

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