When ghosts and ghouls come out of hiding we do too. We wait for the first little-painted face or costumed impersonator to appear so we can make our first contribution of the year to the National Dentistry Association. Many people are focused on healthier treats in an effort to eliminate or drastically reduce sugar intake for children. We celebrate their efforts and believe that children do eat too much candy, but we are incredibly nostalgic and participate the old-fashioned way. We went to our local discount establishment (candy pushers) and purchased almost 100.00 in sweet treats. For our grandkids, we made up special bags just for them and anxiously awaited their appearance.
Most of them (grandkids) came right away when it was slow, so we were able to visit for a while. Many of the costumes of the other children were mass manufactured but there were some very inventive ones that parents and children had crafted. My favorite costumes were three girls (about 11) who were dressed in poodle skirts. How sweet and authentic straight down to the horn-rimmed glasses and ponytails. Some of our adult children made an effort to either pass down costumes or create their own. We loved those ideas but also appreciated the purchased ones as well. Many of the trick-or-treaters parents were dressed up and we enjoyed seeing them too.
About a half hour in we started to get nervous. Were we going to get saddled with 30 lbs of leftover chocolate? We didn’t have that many consumers as of yet and were concerned that we overbought. We are both on diets and love candy! As it turned out, we only had one little jar left. This was also the first year we really went out and decorated the house. I hated to see all that effort go to waste, but as the sky’s darkened glow sticks, flashlights and blinking characters came into view. Below are some pics of our little ones we hope it will bring a smile to your day!
Mimi 🙂 (On mine seriously the camera added 50 lbs! I’m not that big!)