Monday, November 01, 2010

November? Really?

Well, the trick or treat night went well, with tons of kids, and we had a few stragglers last night. I was very generous to the younger kids last night, but if you are older, and can't bother to dress up, you get one piece of candy.
Amazed at the number of people who drove their kids house to house. Now, I live in a subdivision where the houses are not far apart  - we share driveways, and walking from door to door is not hard. AT ALL.
I make the older kids do a trick - if they are stumped I tell them to jump on one foot, say their ABC's etc. One girl said hers backward. She got extra :)
One teen boy was trick or treating for his little sister who was too scared to actually come up the steps, or approach anyone. So he got a package of chocolate for himself, and lollipops for her.
Parents? Don't care if you are dressed up. If they are YOUR children, YOU don't get to trick or treat. Steal their candy like everyone else.
Mostly everyone was well behaved and polite. Mostly. Just wasn't that into it this year. I think I was missing my buds from when we lived overseas and would sit in the driveway with a glass of wine handing out candy!
Today is house cleaning day, as life is about to kick back into gear. I do, however, have my Christmas cards to get them out before Christmas :)


hornblower said...

I totally hear you about the November thing. I have to flip the page on the calendar already??? (big whiney voice)

Oh no! you're one of the meanie ladies I remember from trick or treating, making us do some trick!

Navhelowife said...

Well, at least I give them suggestions! LOL!
I did see some creative costumes this year, not so many slasher types..

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Parents really ask for their own candy? I have not seen that.

Navhelowife said...

Jenn, yep. Parent in lame costume, with walmart bag. And Mom in minivan, driving from house to house. Because it is so hard to walk that 25 feet :) One parent did have quite the pirate costume but....still!