Our Halloween Greeter!


Several years ago I bought this little guy, who is motion activated, to stand outside the door on Halloween and greet our trick or treaters.

He’s so sweet.  I fell in love with him the first time I saw him.  He says, “Happy Halloween!”  or “Do you like my costume?  I’m ready for my treat!”  or “Halloween is fun!”  All said in an enthusiastic, friendly little-boy voice.

But, do you notice something funny about him?  Like his pants?  Or lack thereof?  I bought him two years ago, and didn’t use him last year, but this year when I got him out, I noticed for the first time those wimpy pantaloons they have on him — with his “cool” tennis shoes!  This look must not have bothered me the first time I used him, but now that I have noticed, it really bothers me.  It looks like he’s ready to go trick or treating in his long johns!.  Or, more accurately, in his sister’s long-johns!

So, I decided he needs pants!  I thought I would go to the Goodwill store and pick some up, but yesterday when I was at the super store, I happened to see the little boy department and just wandered through, on the chance that something cheap would catch my eye.  And, voila, it did!  I found gray sweats for $5.00!

So, now he has pants.  


He was always a happy little fella, but I think he looks happier now, in his “cool” sweats.

May you have a fun and safe Halloween!

11 Responses to Our Halloween Greeter!

  1. Hilary says:

    That’s so cute. He’s now the ghost with the most.

  2. Beth says:

    Yes, he definitely looks more manly in real pants! 🙂

    I like decorations like that, that are friendly. Chickie is at an age where she’s really exploring her fear emotions, and she is getting scared easily, for the first time in her life. So it makes this Halloween season difficult since there’s a lot of “scary” stuff around. I’m relieved when I see cute, friendly Halloween decorations like your cute greeter.

  3. chrissy says:

    He is so adorable, love the added touch of the sweat pants!!! Happy Halloween!

  4. Sandra says:

    Hillary — I think he’s cute too. “The ghost with the most” — I like that.

    Beth — I don’t like scary either. In fact, I’ve been thinking alot about that today because I’m dressing my lady scarecrow as a witch to put out for the evening, and I’m trying to make very sure that she won’t scare any of the little kids!

    Chrissy — Happy Halloween to you too, friend. I would have really liked jeans for him, but when I found these I thought, “Get a grip! He’s JUST a decoration. These are fine!”

  5. Rick says:

    Without the pants he looked like one of those flashers when the cape goes up. Not a happy Halloween for the kids – I would think,

  6. Sandra says:

    That did briefly occur to me Rick, and probably others thought of it too, but leave it to a man to just say it! 🙂

    I went to your blog. You have a beautiful family, and are obviously a very talented cartoonist.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Pam says:

    I agree, He looks much better with the pants on! Have a great halloween!

  8. Sandra says:

    Pam — Thank you. Hope you have a great one too!

  9. Danielle says:

    I think he looks way happier in his hip hop pants to ! xox

  10. Sandra says:

    Danielle — Wonderful! I have no idea what hip hop pants LOOK like — but I like it that maybe they make him look “cool!” 🙂

  11. This image made me rofl…

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