There's an active Moms group in my neighborhood, and my next door neighbor always hosts the pre- trick or treating party. My house is the first of the houses on their tour. Which is great. But also, a little overwhelming, honestly. These are little, cute kids, and I guess they gotta get to bed early, so I sort of get it... But really? All of them at once?! Can't we have them split into about 4 different groups? Doesn't that sound more manageable for everyone?!
After that first huge group, there's usually just a little trickle of other kids, (apparently not a part of the Neighborhood's Mom's group) for about and hour. Then, once it gets good and dark, it's usually only over-aged, non-costumed punks holding out pillow cases, not even greeting me with "Trick or Treat" that ring my doorbell. I begrudgingly throw candy to them, they don't bother a "thank you", I then shut the door and roll my eyes, letting Lucy and Ricky know, I don't think those kids are cool at all, and I hope they never act that ungrateful when given a treat.
|Tricks + Good Manners= Treats|
Hopefully I can avoid getting our house tp-ed for this. ;)