So, we spent some quality time preparing for our first Halloween in a real house....like, carved a pumpkin (see the Gene Simmons entry), bought the good candy, hung paper ghosts on the door to indicate "We Are Halloween Friendly," turned on The Shining really loud, and waited for the Trick or Treaters to start rolling in. Sadly, our dreams of being the "cool people on the block with the good candy" were dashed.
To our dismay, we had only TWO the whole night. These two we got because we saw them walking by, and ran to the doorway yelling "WE HAVE CANDY!" We practically had to DRAG them up to our doorstep to give them the candy. Like, if we yelled any louder, we would've gone from being enthusiastic about Halloween to just being the creepy adults in the white house, watching the Shining. Sheesh.
But....TWO Trick or Treaters!? One dressed as Spiderman, and one as The Flash. Little Spiderman even had a HAND DRAWN mask on. What the $%^&? What is happening to our kids today? Don't they know the value of a holiday in which you get FREE CANDY? My God! Now I really am concerned about the youth of America. Our friend mentioned that since there is alot of traffic (cars) on our street, it's probably not that safe for kids to be out trick or treating, because they might get hit. But.....I went trick or treating on a street with cars when I was a kid, and I turned out fine. This got me thinking....
Is this a new thing? Is there no more trick or treating anymore? Is this like the thing where when I was a kid, it was perfectly fine to skateboard or bike without a helmet, and even to fall on your head every once in awhile, but now parents won't let their kids go out without a full suit of armor on? Sheesh. I think kids had more fun when there were no cellphones and everyone wasn't so careful all the time.
On the other hand, now I have a cool looking pumpkin and a whole drawer full of delicious candy all to myself, so it's kind of like I went trick or treating, but didn't have to wear a costume or drag a heavy bag all over town. So, I got that going for me.
So....let me know if you want some awesome Halloween candy.