This is now our 3rd halloween here in our house and the first year, we got a handful of kids and it's been steadily increasing ever since. In preparation of what I expected as hordes of kids, I went out and got a box of chocolates (you know, the assorted ones you get at Costco) a week ago. Unfortunately, the box looked so lonely just sitting there by itself that I had to say hi and open it... and so over the week, the numbers (120 small bars) the numbers have dwindled to the.... well, let's just say it was clearly not enough for the numbers of children I was expecting. Also, out of the assorted pack (4 kinds), there were 2 kinds that Vic and I liked and so I had to set it aside for us (so the numbers got cut in half even more!) so I ended up having to make another trip to the grocery store to pick up some extras just in case. All this on Halloween night.
Unfortunately, I think my neighbourhood had the same idea because all that was left were the crappy cheezies that nobody wanted. And since I was desperate, I grabbed two packs. This choice would bite me back later.
So the trick or treaters started at around 6 and there was a steady stream until about 7, then I guess there was a dinner break, and then it started back up again at 7:30.
I gave out the cheezies first since I didn't want to have any leftovers. The first pack (14 bags) went by no problem. the next 7-8 flew by as well.
Then I got two girls who were clearly:
1. At least 14 (ok, I trick or treated at 16 with some friends to see if I could get away with it [we did] so fine, I'll give them that)
2. Not even dressed up (at least make SOME sort of effort... they were in jeans and a sweater)
Then, I got two little kids (ages about 3 and 5) and as I was giving them the last of the cheezies, the younger one looks in his bag, then takes the cheezies out and hands it back to me, saying "I don't want it". Lol. Since when did kids get so picky?
I got a few more stragglers, some big group of guys who also asked for specific chocolate bars (I had to go into my saved stash since I felt bad, after all, I bought the chocolates for the kids).
Anyway, I guess kids palates have changed since I was trick or treating. Interesting night, to say the least!
Hope everyone else had a good night trick or treating (or handing/eating candy!)