Halloween Forum banner

1 - 20 of 28 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
600 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
My Dh is pretty good, I'm the driving force but he'll help me out on any project and will build pretty much anything I ask him to. He has fun and enjoys the time we spend working on stuff together .. but this is really my thing and he's my helper. He didn't complain when I rolled up to him at Costco today with three more skeletons in the cart and said .. I see dead people. :eek: Just rolls his eyes and looks at them and says .. Welcome to the crew. He thinks I'm a tad overboard at times I believe, but he''s likes that it makes me happy ...All and all he's pretty aboard my crazy train. :)
 

·
Imitation Imagineer
Joined
·
1,130 Posts
You bet!

My wife, and both daughters are all aboard. We try to make the whole season a family affair. :)

Just today, while I was rigging up jack-o-lanterns in a tree, all three of them were out in the back 40 raking up leaves that we'll be moving to the front yard to lay down in the cemetery.

I think it would be pretty rough to get it all done without them, and wouldn't be anywhere near as enjoyable if I were a one-man band.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
203 Posts
I have another one who encourages and supports...but from a distance. He's not a builder or a haunter or creator. He's one of those that says "go do something Halloweeney". Lol thanks honey!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Skeletoncrew

·
Registered
Joined
·
600 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
You bet!

My wife, and both daughters are all aboard. We try to make the whole season a ....
My three girls help out too, my oldest helps with design, my middle does all my tech stuff, she's great with anything like that. My youngest is the one that is on board for anything fun. They all are artistic and can draw and paint also .. Really a huge help! I can start painting something, like a faux finish or lettering a sign ... Give them the brush and they can finish while I go on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
372 Posts
I'm lucky. My wife is totally on-board. It's a whole family affair. She used to come to the haunt when we were teenagers and it was at my parents house. Now it's at her house and our kids help with it. :)
 

·
The Haunting Girl
Joined
·
936 Posts
It's growing on my husband like a fungus. At first he was merely supportive, but slowly he has started helping more. He still leaves the bulk of the work up to me, but tries to help wherever he can. He actually got off work this year and he is really excited to be here for Halloween.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
193 Posts
Mine endures the obsession. We've got very limited storage (these newer houses, I swear...would it kill to add a few more closets?) so he's a good guard against going too overboard with anything. I see it as a bonus. I do plan on indoctrinating our son however. I refuse to be the only haunter in the house forever.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Skeletoncrew

·
Registered
Joined
·
166 Posts
My wife is ok with me doing stuff but will tell me if I'm spending too much like this year LOL. I don't think she fully understand the passion I have for Halloween and the reason why I spend time and money on it. My two young boys love it so that give me extra motivation and future helpers when old enough!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
169 Posts
I actually think he's in a competition with me as to who can come up with the best ideas. He's always looking on YouTube for newer and better ways to make animatronics and stuff like that. Had the whole family (read kids and their friends) out helping paint columns with monster mud this weekend. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Halloween is my favorite holiday, but my husband is supportive. He hauls everything out of storage and helps put it all back away. He anchors tombstones, secures skeletons and hangs anything that needs to be up high. Most of my items are stored in his shop and this year he is planning to build new shelving for my Halloween storage containers to make better use of “my share” of this space. He is not really a builder, but he built a coffin for my cemetery this year. I have received several props as Christmas, birthday and anniversary gifts, so he is an enabler. The only thing he ever says about new items is “remember our house is not that big…” I try to be considerate of his feelings, especially on the outside since the grass will still need to be cut fairly regularly. It’s just easier on him if he doesn’t have to move too many things when mowing.

My daughter just moved back to our area, and she helped a lot with setup this year. She is also going to take pictures since she is a pretty good photographer. Our two (2) grandchildren (ages 2 and 5) are having a blast with my decorations since this is the first year they have lived near me for Halloween. My son, however, thinks that I am one cat from crazy. I just tell him that we don’t hide our crazy people in the South; we just haul them out in the living room and give them a sweet tea!
 

·
Seer of All
Joined
·
2,939 Posts
My husband is my biggest supporter. He will assist when asked and offer opinions when he has an idea or sees something is not quite working. He absolutely LOVES handing out treats on Halloween night and talking to all the kids and their parents and never fails to brag on my work. He's a keeper! ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,190 Posts
If you call telling me he hates Halloween, and that as soon as I die he will have the biggest garage sale the neighborhood has ever seen, being supportive, then he's on board. He says I've driven him to hating Halloween because of my obsession. He keeps drawing a line in the sand, and I keep crossing it. Last week he said, "You aren't going to stop this, are you? I guess I might have to put up another storage shed so I can get some of the closets back in the house." Score!!! He used to relax and enjoy the night once it got here. But with around 900 toters last year, he didn't relax any. And with Halloween being on Friday this year, it will be worse. But I've learned to ignore him, (after being married 33 years, you learn to ignore a lot) and just enjoy the holiday myself. Right now I'm enjoying getting out the outdoor props and making sure they are good. If he was helping, it would be all work. I like to take my time and enjoy the process. But he does help if I need it, and I appreciate that. I envy you all that have families that like to help. Lucky you.
 

·
Soccer and Lacrosse Dad
Joined
·
1,774 Posts
Wife strongly dislikes Halloween and has since a child. She grew up easily scared and was terribly shy and hated trick or treating becasue she had to interact with people. She's overcome the shyness but still hates the experiences she had as a child. Loves seeing our kids TOT'ing and the smiles but still hates anything scary.
Given her dislike for Halloween she begrudginly accepts my time spent on Halloween and has accepted that our kids LOVE everything we do since they Love Haloween too. This year my wife is being forced to be away for work and when I suggested to my 10 year old daughter that we not decorate so I can help take them TOT'ing she asked if I was Crazy? She said she would find someone to take her out and my wife's uncle will take out my son.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
314 Posts
It's interesting for my boyfriend and I. He was born in Hong Kong and didn't come to the US until he was 8 years old. He lived in a mainly Chinese neighborhood in Brooklyn, so Halloween wasn't really celebrated. He says he trick or treated with friends when he got a little older, but that's about it.

He finds my Halloween obsession pretty amusing, and totally gets behind anything I'm passionate about. Plus it's fun for me because I get to introduce him to traditions and things for the first time and he likes doing them with me. Last year I took him to his first haunted corn maze and we had a blast.

Plus, it works the other way, too. They may not celebrate Halloween, but Chinese culture is steeped in superstition and the belief in ghosts. He's introduced me to the hungry ghost festival as well as a mid-autumn festival that have a lot in common with Halloween. It's really fascinating for a lover of the supernatural like me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
My wife is amazing together were dangerous because we can buy out a store together or we will see items and figure out how to make it better ourselves our only limit is storage space basically. And now with a 1 year old who's liking Halloween so far watch out for next year
 
1 - 20 of 28 Posts
Top