Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treaters...

…I counted this year and we had eight-eight of them. Most of the candy I bought is gone, which is a good thing. I can’t tell you how many times I dipped into the ‘hidden’ stash last week.

I love seeing the costumes the kids/parents come up with. This year, however, was not the case. There are of course the little ones that look cute no matter what they’re wearing. One wee fellow had the most amazing bright blue eyes. He couldn’t decide which candy he wanted though. I’d hold out a piece and he’d smile but when I asked him if that was what he wanted, he’d shake his head ‘no’. After a few tries I just grabbed a big handful and put it in his pumpkin. His mother, who was waiting somewhat impatiently at the end of my driveway, sighed audibly with relief when I finally ended his indecision. Whatever lady, walk up to the door with your barely two year old child and help him then.

Anyway back to the costumes this year; they just weren’t that creative. In fact some of the older kids felt they didn’t even need to wear one. I know, I know. Many of you would probably say you wouldn’t give them any candy if they didn’t have a costume…but I had a shit ton to get rid of. Good candy (i.e. Reeses’, Butterfingers, Kit Kats, etc.) that I would otherwise end up eating.

There was only one group that I pulled my camera out for. It was a group of eight or nine boys all dressed as nuns. I only captured four of them though.


Here was last year’s favorite. He was a bit old to be Trick or Treating, but he did oblige me when I asked him to come in and pose.


For those of you who just recently met my Fraughter, here she is last year in all her glory as Hatchet Face, from the movie Cry-Baby.



Hope you all had a great All Hallows Eve!

10 comments:

Aunt Juicebox said...

Oh, I always give kids candy even if they don't have on a costume. I know that some kids parents just don't give a crap if there kids have one or not (or can't afford them). I don't judge, it's just a piece of candy. I don't know why some people are so hung up on that.

I saw some kids that made me laugh, and I tried to take a pic but it was so dark, I'm not sure how it will turn out when I try to post it.

Chelsie said...

We had close 100 trick or treaters and the best costume was a kid dressed as flava flave. We had quite a few cuties that were scared of my husband who was dressed as a grim reaper with a bleeding chest.

Badass Geek said...

We didn't get any trick or treaters in my apartment building. Probably because you need a key to get in and most of the people here are kinda scary.

Moonspun said...

Wait, a 2 year old walked up a driveway alone? What the hell is wrong with people? Never mind, don't answer that! :-)

The Peach Tart said...

The nuns were great.

Ren said...

Ayyyy!! Fraughter's Hatchet Face makes me cringe.

Also, she looks really tall in that picture. Is that a short door or something?

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I think I'd kill right now for a Reese's. I'm really hungry!!

Hallie

MarieC said...

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Gotta run for now, let me know if you get a change to read it :~)

Lola said...

What's up with trick-or-treating in broad daylight? Where's the fun in that?

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. What great costumes. Totally LOVING the airline stewardess. Was he trick or treating alone? If so, he is definitely too old : ) If he was with a group of friends, then have fun : ) Life is short!