wow, i was wondering where all the kids were. we've had one trick or treater tonight. good thing i promised any leftover candy to my class at work. :)
We bought twice what we normally would, and still to run out so soon! Crazy. To give all of these kids candy it would cost over $50! Seriously.
It's cute that your son rang the doorbell. :)
we only had 3 kids, i was so sad. hopefully people will take the leftover candy at the party saturday. xavier got a big haul though, everyone else in the neighborhood had the same turnout so they were giving out huge handfuls.
They probably do ship them. when I was living in Ohio, we lived on a big horseshoe with lots of small single family houses. We were a safe neighborhood, and there were a fair number of young families on the street to begin with, but we were also within two miles of a not-so-safe neighborhood and I imagine THOSE families would bring their kids to ours. You'd drop em off at one end, and in an hour, you'd pick them up at the other. We'd get well over three hundred kids in a night. We'd used to just sit out on our front stoop with a good book to read to keep an eye on the bowl of candy and say "one piece." It was INSANE.
Here in VA, it's different. Last night, we had six trick or treaters. It was odd. Must remember to buy less candy next year.
Our neighborhood is really safe and is actually famous in the state for having good holiday decorations, so people know about it. We do have lots of kids in the area, and many parents looked like they were taking around their own kids, plus a HUGE group of their friends, so I guess it's the hot place for halloween.
We had almost 230 kids - amazing to us since the last house we lived in only had 3 come by.
It's too many! I love seeing trick o treaters, but I started freaking out as it was overwhelming. They had to form a line at one point.
we got 0 trick or treaters.
we live on a residential street in cambridge.
oh well, at least i got the kind of candy joe likes ;)
Strange to not get any. I wish I could have sent some your way.
See? That is exactly why we do the stingy one-piece rule.
And also why we just sit out on the porch from 6-8. I'm not gonna get up and answer the door that many times!
And that last comment? Around here, at least, they really do ship them in from other towns. There are rural areas about 20 mins from us, where there's a 1/2 mile walk between houses, so the parents just drive their kids into our town instead. It's not just your imagination!
I think there are lots of kids in our neighborhood and then they invite all of their friends, so it turns out to be TONS of kids.
Hey be glad that you live in a good neighborhood. We got home late last night and we had zero in our neighborhood from 8:000pm on.
Wow! Maybe instead of leaving next year you could get your candy from the dollar store (that way it would be cheaper) and take the advise of others and sit out on the porch from 6-8--or whatever time you think is good. That way you're not doing all the answering of the door.