When I was a little girl and not so little I and my friends were appalled by our neighbors who would not give out Halloween candy. I remember that while their children were young, they would and take their little children around so everyone would make their Halloween experiences joyful but after their kids were past the stage where they would trick or treat, they wouldn’t turn their lights on or worse they would hide in their basements. You could see someone was there but it was dark on the first floor. Well let me tell you that you didn’t fool us. We knew you were there hiding with all your candy where we couldn’t get it. Perhaps I’m a little bitter….Mrs. Pettigrew.
This week a friend of mine wanted me to go out to dinner on Halloween. I said I couldn’t possibly do that because I had to get home to get ready for the kids. Whether or not I get a lot of kids, I’m always ready. Some years there aren’t too many because we’ve managed to scare our children to death but other years I get wiped out of candy. I’m writing this as I run back and forth to the door to distribute the goodies. Most of the kids this year are older. I’ll admit I’m a sucker for the little ones because they are so cute but as long as they have costumes I’ll give them candy.
Every year me and my husband debate or how much candy I should buy. Because I am always watching my weight, I buy popular candy that I don’t like except for this year (yummy chocolate and licorice) and I’ve already been into it big time. He always buys extra on the side and on several occasions I’ve had to tap into this stash. He never lets me forget it. But take heart my love in a couple of weeks your Mother will come down from Ottawa for your birthday with all her left over loot from Halloween and then you can hide it from me and enjoy it at your leisure.
So word to the wise, if you wanted to be loved by the kids in your neighborhood make sure you turn your light on and give out great candy and btw don’t try and give them a trick because that won’t cut it either. They want candy period! Now you know the rules.
I’ve gotta run now I have to answer the door. Happy Halloween
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