|Halloween - Its a BIG deal|
|Not my house|
My son was around 8 at that time and wanted to trick or treat with his new friends, so it was just my daughter and I at home that night. We were ready, we were prepared, we had a couple of bags of sweets to give out, we had the lights on inside and out, I got a dining room chair and put it by the front door and we waited for the first children to arrive. And did they arrive!!!
One after the other, in droves, with parents, without parents, babies in pushchairs (why would babies need candy?) and the costumes - from Disney characters and superheroes, to vampires and zombies we saw them all. One notable costume and one which was my daughters favourite was a tiny little baby in a Tweety Pie costume. That baby’s probably around 22 now and might really want to forget it, bless. Some parents are very inventive with their costumes and I'm sure some of those babies might grow up to hate their parents for the indignities handed out. For example - this one ..
|Only ONE each!|
And throughout all this, every time I opened the front door, the first thing those little kids saw was an empty room. I did get quite a few questioning looks that night and think I might have scared some of them actually.
And what do you do when you run out of candy? Well, you close the door, turn out the lights and pretend you’re not home. But that doesn’t actually work. It seems those flippin’ kids will knock on every door in their hunt for sugar! And then, as it got later, the children got bigger. I was opening the door to teenagers, some of whom even had mustaches – and not the stick on kind. Surely there should be an age limit to trick or treating? My daughter and I eventually had to go and sit in a back bedroom because, quite frankly, she was getting scared (she was only 2.5) of all the big monsters knocking on the door.
Nowadays, I end up having way too much candy and I tend to buy what I like and fortunately, I now live in a neighbourhood where there aren’t so many children. But then, I end up eating ALL of the sweets myself. Not such a good idea after all!