I had a long day. As usual.
I don't want anything to do with other people in my face.
When I go home, the thing I want most is to be left alone.
Who made the rule that I have to greet hoards of kids who come to my door wanting candy?
Is it good for kids to take candy from strangers?
Is it good to reward kids with unhealthy candies, rewarding them for what? Give them atherosclerosis, diabetes, and cavities?
Every year it's the same. We buy bags of candies we would not otherwise buy, give away 1/2 of it, and have the rest to eat, not wanting to, or throw away.
I thought about several things to do.
Like hide at the back of the house with the lights off.
Or buy a loaf of multigrain, whole grain bread and give each kid a slice. Very healthy!
Or have a nice big bowl, filled with little broccoli heads, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts, and carrots. They could pick which the wanted. Also very healthy!
Or but up a sign stating "Quarantine! Influenza, meningitis, and flesh eating bacteria"
Finally, I put a sign on the front door, stating "Sorry!! No candy! I'm Sick :-( "
So far it's been quiet.
I'm a grouchy old man.
Sentient, what does Ning think of halloween?
I'm glad Halloween isn't very popular here, it's quiet, except for one: "We bring jesus." Answer: "Yes, put him next to the garbage bin." Quiet is priceless! How else could we stand all the nonsense?
I actually love holidays, and Halloween is one of my favorites. This year we didn't have the money to get enough candy for how many rug rats would be by (spent it all on ourselves going to haunted houses,) so we turned off our porch light and all the lights upstairs and went down to the basement to watch horror movies. Didn't get a single knock.
It is nice to have that option and the kids respect it. There was a little bit of mischief of broken pumpkins in the neighborhood, and I am sure they are not from this street. Our kids don't do things like that.
I suppose I could be called naive.
Apparently, half my sister's kids' pumpkins were stolen while the family was out trick or treating.
I might be wrong, but I've always understood that the agreed upon cultural rule for Haloween is: "If the porch light is out, don't knock. If it is on, come and get some candy." At least that's what I taught my son.
Maybe there should be a constitutional amendment, so we all know our roles and responsiblities in modern society. It makes more sense than some amendments I've seen.
It was rainy and chilly here this Halloween, but we still got quite a few trick-or-treaters. A friend's daughter (who is 20) stopped to visit, so my husband passed the candy out. He had fun telling the little ones how much he liked their costumes. Our old Labrador, Molly, actually didn't bark. She sort-of liked having the kids come up to the door. A lot of them liked to comment on her. Our houses are all close-together, and small front yards near sidewalks, so it's the kind of neighborhood where a lot of trick-or-treaters show up. It was fine. I threw away what we didn't give out. I did eat too many Tootsie-Rolls though!
You threw out Tootsie-Rolls?! You should be put in jail.
Hey! I threw out BUBBLE GUM! I threw the Tootsie-Rolls INTO MY MOUTH! lol. :)
And that's where bubble gum belongs, in my opinion.