Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or treat?

How about both?


After debating whether it was quote-unquote responsible to hand out candy to kids, I decided that I couldn’t be that lady on the street. I had to at least offer something sweet to the princesses, storm troopers, Army guys and bums who came up to our house.


In addition to the Tootsie Rolls, we did hand out some of the non-edible fun stuff that I had pitched in that previous post. There were fangs, pirate tattoos and spider rings.

And you know what?

I think the kids were more excited about the fangs than anything else. Maybe it was because we weren’t cool and handing out candy bar-like items or kids really like fangs – take your pick. The tattoos were second in popularity followed by the candy and, lastly, rings. No one really got the spider rings. Boo on them.

Mark, Miles and I had a good time passing out treats to the kids and teenagers (grr) and adults (double grr). We had so many stopping by that we ran out in an hour and retreated to the house to watch the nightly news and eat popcorn.

Did you pass out candy this year? How old do you think is too old to be trick or treating?


  1. I wondered what you ended up deciding to do . . . now I know :) Miles is soooo cute - oh man I could just squeeze the monkey stuffing out of him (not in a pedophile kinda way - more like a long time no see auntie kinda way :)

    I went out margarita drinking with friends, but my husband is ALL into buying gallons and gallons of candy and handed it all out - it's rather surprising since he's an IT recluse the other 364 days a year :)

  2. very cool! I know that if I were a kid, I would have been excited for any of the non-candy treats! Miles looks adorable, as always :)

  3. Love the monkey costume! That's what my son wore too! :)

  4. I was so good about not eating a single piece of candy on Halloween. But today everyone at work brought in their leftovers, and I couldn't resist. You work in a newsroom, too, right?

  5. Such a cute costume!!! Our town's Halloween was rescheduled to this Friday because of the freak snow storm. I'm handing out candy though, one for me, one for the kiddos...:)