Originally Posted by mamajama
Yipes!! Not too smart to ask for a trick. You know that if you don't hand out treats to appease the mischeivous spirits, some pretty nasty things can happen to your home. (Toilet paper, rotten eggs... )
We took our 2.5 yr old this year & he loved it! We just went in one little circle that will be our new neighborhood when our house is finished being built. We also gave pieces of candy with a note attached that said "from your future neighbor" & most people were genuinely happy when we gave it to them. Next year we will have to split up & 1 stay home to bribe the little devils & 1 to take DS, but this year we had a blast both being with him. (He was Captn Feathersword & we were his maties btw)
There were kids of all ages & the older kids seemed pretty hyped up, but keeping it in check, yk? If any of them had been ridiculous, I wouldn't hesitate to offer them some guidance as in "Hey don't push in front of that little kid, hey it says just one" but then I am a loud mouth! What really buggd me was when a mom kept sending her 3 yr old to the door alone & hollering at him from the yard (while she smoked) "Ring the bell!" "say thank you" "hurry up, get down here" : That was a buzz kill & we had to slow down to get away from them, poor kid. I was torn between wanting to take care of him myself & wanting to have a good time with my ds, yk?
Anyway, happy halloween to all & hope you all appeased to spirits well! ~Maria