Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween sugar buzz

It was Halloween last night. This was our first Halloween in our new house. Well it was my first Halloween as the trouble and strife had to work. It was great fun.

It was/is a great way to meet a lot of people in the community.

Next to the front door I had a packet of eyeball chocolates. I was fascinated at the different approaches each kid took to getting their loot of candy. Some kids politely took one eyeball and I had to encourage them to take more. Others put their buckets down and dived in with both hands scooping up as much as possible.

I tried to get rid of all the candy but at the end of the evening there eyeball packet was still half full. I thought it was all over when fairly late into the evening some stragglers arrived; just two kids. I made them take the rest of the candy.

I'm wondering if this is the best Halloween strategy for a kid. Go out late and then you have everyone giving you everything that's left over. Or does this backfire and you end up visiting lots of houses that have run out of candy?


Rob said...

Speaking as a professional curmudgeon I say 'let the little bastards get their own lollies!'

Guy Ellis said...

Spoken like a true curmudgeon! :)