so today some kids came around to trick or treat, and we had a lot of candy. But what's the deal with people? We were the only house on our block, on either side of the street, to give out candy. And I walked around the neighborhood to go to my pal's house, and I didn't see a single other house that looked like they were open for trick-or-treating. I don't understand why people don't do this - it's fun for kids, fun for the candy-passers-out to see all the kids in funny costumes, and good for the neighborhood, sense of community and stuff like that. I know there are lots of organized trick-or-treats at the mall and places, but those are pretty lame. It's much more fun seeing the inside of random people's foyers, seeing who dressed up and who didn't, who put some scary decorations out, who has the good candy, who gives up crap like toothbrushes or pennies, and who are the Halloween Scrooges and don't do anything. And tonight, pretty much everybody was a scrooge. Even if you're not expecting many trick-or-treaters, and I wasn't, how difficult is it to get a bowl of candy and sit on your stoop, or put a pumpkin on your doorstep, turn on the light, and come to the door when happy little kids ring it. What are you doing that you can't turn away from for a couple hours to make some little kids happy?


Erin said...

we had a baby bear, a little lion, some spidermen, some princesses and vampires, and wee superman. so cute. we also had one teenage kid who came to the door dressed all in black, not in costume, and we gave him candy so he wouldn't possibly egg our door later.

that sucks about your hood. lame neighbors!

Mandi said...

We didn't have any trick or treaters this year. Or last. Apparently, my age range was the last round of kids to go running around the neighborhood, hitting up the neighbors for candy. Now we're all married and moved away, so no more little trick or treaters. Sucks really.