The older the boys get, the more we love Halloween. Why? Because the kids aren’t so skiddish anymore and we can scare the pants off of them.

Because it is all about the kids, right?

Notsomuch. My family gathers each year at my house for pre-Halloween festivities and then we all make the rounds together.

Except for my husband. He stayed behind this year to, ahem, SCARE THE BOOGERS out of the neighborhood pre-teens and teens. (Toddlers are off limits.) My husband is clearly into it this year. Watch the video if you don’t believe me. He and my father-in-law concocted this “starter” light and music show for the house. Yeah, I said “starter.” I have no idea what we will have for next year.