Note to Self: Be Sure To Make the Kids Rehearse Their "Tricks" Before Trick-or-Treating Next Year

What was your kids’ Halloween “trick”?

You know, like doing a cartwheel or telling a joke…

Boy #3 told his version of a knock-knock joke to those neighbors who dared to ask him if he had a “trick”:

Knock-knock.
Who’s there?
Boo.
Boo hoo?
See? I made you laugh!

Boy #2’s trick? Well, let me just tell you… It was a doozie.

Meandering up a sidewalk in our neighborhood, our path decoratively lit by orange lanterns, I stopped and took in the entire property, decked out in its finest harvest attire, complete with autumn swags, gourds, strings of orange lights, and . . . an Obama/Biden sign.

This is when Boy #2 decided to unveil his new “trick”…

As he walked up to the front porch, where our nice neighbor was sitting with a warm smile and a generous bowl full of candy, Boy #2 said (in his loudest voice):

“Did you know Obama’s not a Christian?”

Yeah. I wanted to die. On. The. Spot.

Mind you, I’m not an Obama supporter (in case you hadn’t already noticed), but I have never told my kids that, and I have NEVER said that I didn’t think Obama was a Christian! After the shock of what just came out of my kid’s mouth wore off, I asked him where he had heard that. From a kid in his class—of course! Those first-graders are such political junkies!

Nothing says “Trick-or-Treat!” like political propaganda, brought right to your doorstep by a six-year-old.

But, hey, thanks for the Skittles!

5 thoughts on “Note to Self: Be Sure To Make the Kids Rehearse Their "Tricks" Before Trick-or-Treating Next Year”

  1. That is to funny. Boo’s trick was the knock knock – bannana. grrrrr That one goes on forever!!

  2. LOL, way to go Boy #2, but I would've been horrified, as well. Em likes to talk about how Obama will allow babies to be killed, however, I have to take credit for that one. I just wish she wouldn't talk so loud & in the wrong place/time! lol

  3. My kids didn’t have “tricks” either. I think if I was lucky they would say Trick or Treat before they took the candy.

    Sometimes I wish I could just go listen to some of the conversations kids have at school. I am sure it would provide countless hours of entertainment.

  4. You know, I never knew that you were supposed to tell a joke when you trick-or-treated. It wasn’t until I moved to St. Louis that I realized that all the kids told a joke.

    In Texas, we were like, “Hey man, got any candy?”

    I like the joke, but they don’t do it here in Alabama either.

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