I saw my cousin’s Facebook update, from Jefferson City, MO:
“Went to parent/teacher conferences tonight good reports – “Boooood” while we were out, the best basket ever !!! – I have a pretty good idea who it was ;-)”
I immediately thought, “Why is she OK with someone booing her or her family?” and “Has basketball season already started in MO?” I knew I was missing something, but couldn’t figure it out. Then, THAT SAME NIGHT, my family was “booed” and I suddenly got the reference.
We opened up our front door about 8:00 that night to retrieve our escaped kitten. Waiting for us was this basket:
With this note:
And this ghost:
We had officially been booed.
As you see, the note said that I had 48 hours to gather supplies, make copies of the ghost and the note and go BOO two other families. My kids were over the top with glee. My thoughts? I don’t have time to do this! 48 hours? I completely panicked.
Then, my heart stopped racing and I thought “You know, if it takes me until Sunday, that is OK. No one will know. This is so much fun and I’m so grateful to have been booed. I mean, look at how HAPPY and surprised my kids are. This is great.” I embraced the Boo.
I went to Katy’s Hallmark this past Sunday to grab some special Halloween treats for our baskets. I have to admit, my Boo baskets were pretty awesome because of Katy’s great selection – which is all 50% off right now. My kids had such a great time picking out items and talking about whom to BOO. Of course they wanted to BOO the celebrity on our block, but in the end, I picked two friends who I hoped wouldn’t stress – like I first did – since the week before Halloween is so hard for moms.
To whoever booed me, I’m grateful. I’m so glad my kids were filled with the surprise and wonder of this kind and anonymous act. So, whoever you are, THANK YOU. This was such a fun tradition to be a part of and I will NEVER panic again. Bring on the Boo’s!
To find out more about being booed, check out this site: http://www.beenbooed.com/