Lyric shares the Halloween-cum-block party that happens in her neighborhood:
I'm in love with Halloween in my neighborhood! (This coming from a parent who dreads anything that takes advanced prep.) We've made it into an event the kids love and the grown-ups get to enjoy too! This is perfect if you live on a cul-du-sac or dead-end street but can be adapted for any neighborhood layout. We all get together for a hot dog dinner so the kids can run around and show their costumes to each other. Then, the dads take off with the kids and the moms bring out their baskets of candy (or quarters, or pencils, or whatever) and a lawn chair and their lit pumpkin and we sit together in the middle of the circle, or street. The moms get to sit and enjoy each other's company, the kids just go down the line and pick something from each basket, the dads get to wander around playing with flashlights.
Much better than sitting by myself at the door!
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