For those of you who aren't my mom, here's the story:
I'm VERY sentimental. The skeleton that Andrew is carrying is actually a candle and it was always out at Halloween when I was growing up. My mom wanted to throw it out one time but I 'rescued' it. I've had it ever since. She teases me every year about putting it out. I know it's ugly--I'm not an idiot---but it reminds me of my childhood. :)
oh, and usually when I ask him what the skeleton says, he says, "ooooooo". I swear, he really does. Usually. When the camera is put away and there are no witnesses.