Halloween is over for another year. You can always tell because BOOM! Christmas shit is everywhere. I’m already sick to the eyeballs of ‘snowy white snow and jingle bells’ Seriously, who writes this crap? That’s a whole ‘nuther post.
This may go on record as my most boring well behaved Halloween ever. It was just me and ‘im indoors at home so no pranking the kids. It’s never good to let me build up a head of steam. Christmas will be awesome!
I had a lovely evening giving out truckloads of candy again! One of the reasons I wanted this house was everyone “warned” me before I bought it that this street is heavily targeted by trick or treaters – it most certainly is!! People come from neighbouring towns with their kids. There are usually a few hundred little groovy ghoulies and ghastly vampires on the loose!
It was absolutely toe-curlingly freezing and wet and that was the only downside.
I was really impressed by how polite all the kids were and also that I didn’t have any greedy or rude kids this year. (Last year I had two horrible boys but that’s my only bad experience ever)
Hats off to local parents, your kids are a credit to you 🙂
We had one little lad of two who just obsessed over me. He kept going half way to the next house and coming back, it was very cute. His mom eventually got him away but on the way back past our house he spied us again and wanted to come over. He was being carried by his dad at this point because he was a sleepy little Spider-Man! This time he bee-lined straight past me to ‘im indoors as he had the candy trough. He selected a lollipop and came to me to give it to me! He melted both our hearts, he was a little smoothie!
There were a couple of other little girls I fell in love with. They didn’t have fancy costumes and they didn’t have many sweets in their plastic pumpkins. I heard their mum say she was sorry but mine would have to be the last house as she had to go to work. They came up the path smiling and saying “trick or treat” and took one piece of candy each. I said “it’s okay you can have some more” and they said “but then you won’t have enough for other kids.” I was so impressed. They hardly had any candy so I said “you know what, it’s my job when I’m the last house you visit I get to fill your pumpkins” – so I did. Right up to the brim and I got two hugs in return! I won’t forget them anytime soon.
I had loads of teens too and that delighted me. It’s nice to see kids bring kids. Lord knows they grow up too fast! There were parents with new babies too – making memories by taking pics to show the kids as they grow. I thought it was cute.
I really had a magical evening 🙂
Then I got on Facebook and wow. What a mood killer.
People complaining about kids from other neighborhoods, people complaining about kids in ‘crappy’ costumes. Complaining about teens and babies… I was really sad. If they grudge giving out candy why do it? Then I realised. It’s not about giving out candy – it’s about prejudice.
To me, Halloween is a time when anyone who comes to my door gets candy. Little kids, big kids, adults with developmental disabilities.. I’m an equal opportunities Halloweener!
Some it seems.. are just weiners.
Some of the complainers were NIMBYS. Not in my back yard. We don’t want your sort here. Some of those kids in black plastic sack costumes with a Walmart bag for candy were my favorites. I don’t know how much they get at other times but I’m damn sure I made their night fun. I gave them extra handfuls. Every child deserves a bit of wonder.
The teens obviously didn’t get a great reception at some houses because they were hanging back a bit so I made sure to call them up and laugh with them. If you’re young enough to want to participate, to dress up and have fun then you get candy.
The same goes for new parents. Yes the kid can’t eat candy. So what? The parents are making memories of happy times and I’m part of them. Immortalised by a fun size snickers! Damn I’m good!
Can we just think of Halloween as a time to build bridges and not burn them? If we stop judging and just enjoy people we’ll all be happier.
*Looks in goody bag* Aww shit. I got souls instead of snickers. Pfft