Tuesday, October 31, 2006

128 children later and the lights are out

happy halloween
They came in vans, with their parents, in packs with their friends, just with their best friend, with their aunt, in strollers, but man, they came. 128 kids came to our front door tonight and patiently answered my question if I couldn't tell, "What are you?" We had witches and goblins and skeletons galore, but also in there we had a very proud "Spanish Dancer", a panda, a prisoner, a blind referee and a cheerleader. We also had one little girl with her hat and feather boa, was simply "fabulous." The mask from Scream seemed to be very popular, and one wearer of it even had a skeleton chest revealed to pump blood over it. We screamed (to his delight). Even those without costumes got treats at our household, because, well, in this neighborhood, I'm not so sure everyone has money or parents to ensure they get costumes. And that's okay. I still asked and if they made something up (which several did), I said "good answer!" and their faces lit up with smiles and off they went. Almost all of them said thank you, and all of our candy is gone. Well, almost all gone. I think there's a few Twix bars still left...
Happy Haunting!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did Trixie make it this year?

Jay said...

Wow, your doorbell must have been in overdrive.

patti_cake said...

I would have been in HOG HEAVEN to have that many trick-or-treaters!

P.S. I give candy no matter what too for the very same reason you did. :)

Anonymous said...

Well, since we didn't have ANY trick or treaters I enjoyed reading about yours. Very nicely written. Hugs, Mom
PS I understand that Twix bars freeze well.

Rozanne said...

128 kids!!!!!

Wow. No wonder you had so much candy.

We had six kids. Of course, we didn't get home until 7:15, so we probaby missed some.

We had all big kids. One was in costume, the others weren't. Taking a page from your book, I asked them to make something up, and one quick thinker put on a pair of sunglasses and said he was Ice Cube.

I gave them all candy and they ALL thanked me very politely. When it comes right down to it, you just can't enforce that no costume, no candy policy. They're just kids and who knows what their situation at home is?

rodger said...

128 kids! Lucky you, we had one. It's the only time of year I hate where we live.