Ok…I really wasn’t up for the whole trick or treat thing. I am just not in the mood. But I didn’t want the kids to suffer from my Halloween hatred. So I bought the expensive Snickers to keep them up all night on a sugar high. (Let their parents deal with that!) So I put the candy out in a bowl on the porch rail in front of the doorbell. To me this means, take some but don’t knock on the door! I either have very honest trick or treaters or very dumb ones. I hear this pounding on the door. Of course Chloe was freaked out. Soleil is like, “What’s that racket?” Chloe goes to look out at them and then comes back to tell me they’re pretty dumb. She gave me a look as if to say, “Surely you don’t have to put a %#$@ing sign up to tell them to take the %#$@ing candy!?!” I just shrugged and told her I loved her and was sorry for all the trauma.
So we get a few trick or treaters and they keep beating on the door before finally taking the candy. And I figured they would be like many kids and just take a whopping handful. Nope! I just checked and the dang bowl is still 2/3 full. For real? So are these kids honest or dumb? I’m not sure. Shoot, if I was out scavenging for candy and saw an unguarded bowl, well…let’s just say I would take more than one! And it is getting later in the evening so they should be sure we probably won’t get many more trick or treaters. Enjoy it, kids! I bought it for you! I don’t want the candy. And I sure don’t NEED the candy! Take it. Please!
I am just quite surprised. I thought this whole trick or treating thing would be easier this year. Leave the candy at the door and everything will be fine. Not necessarily so. Oh those poor kids!