Parents Transform Home into an Epic Pirate Ship for Halloween | Most Extra Parents by Babble

Parents Transform Home into an Epic Pirate Ship for Halloween | Most Extra Parents by Babble


(SHOUTING) We love Halloween! And these are my extra parents! [LAUGHTER] I’m Eddie Barcello. I’m Heather.
This is Eddie. And this is Logan. We are extra Halloween
parents because we build a 40-foot tall pirate
ship for our neighborhood kids. I think everybody–
when it comes to being extra and
their kids, I think anybody would want
to do anything they could for their kids. So why not, if you have
the ability to do so, be as extra as you can? Every Halloween, we build
an extra pirate experience for our neighborhood. I’d say it takes about six
people to build the ship. And it takes probably about
two weeks, a lot of rope. Lots of rope. You need rope. There’s always
something going on. There’s something new
happening all the time. So the ship alone
is pretty cool. But we’ve gone the
extra mile and added a lot of lighting and effects. We have water effect lighting. We also have a
couple fog machines, lighting up on the roof to
light up the sails to where it looks like a sunset sail. To watch both Logan and
Eddie play on the ship, it’s like it really brings
out their imagination. Because once you’re
on the pirate ship, you become a pirate. I think for Eddie,
the most exciting part about building the pirate
ship for the first time was he actually got
a chance to help, and get in there
with the power tools, and actually help Daddy drill. In addition to
doing the ship, we like to decorate
with our pumpkins, wear our fun costumes. And this is Eddie’s cool pirate
costume and my new jacket to add extra pirate touch. So one of Eddie’s favorite
parts about Halloween is decorating the island
and the treasure chest and putting everything in it.
– OK. So the treasure
chest is pretty good. We’ve got all of our
jewels set up here. We’ve got a bunch
of pirate coins and of course lots
and lots of candy. This is the part that always
gets rummaged through. We average about 800 to
1,000 trick-or-treaters every single year. So we get a ton. Up over– over–
over 300 kids. Yes. This year, in addition
to the pirate ship, we have the treasure island. And we have the jail cell. And we also have the bayou. The pirate ship is
a perfect excuse to bring everybody together. It wouldn’t be
able to go together if it wasn’t for all these
friends and families made at the dance studio. Being a dance teacher
for over 20 years now, we’ve pretty much adopted almost
every single student I’ve had. These students of mine
have been the first ones that I call to come help
build the pirate ship. Because we need them
to help build the mast. We need them to watch the kids
while we’re doing all of this. We pretty much have
a built-in babysitter with 20-something years’
worth of dance students. Community is family because
it’s a bunch of people coming together to
help each other, to just be there
for one another. I’m kind of hoping that with
building this pirate ship for our community, it’s gonna
show Eddie that this is what you do is you give to others. And hopefully, he’ll carry on
the tradition someday himself. So whether or not we’re
building the ship, I think it’s just
about us being together and just sharing
this fun together. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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