of Halloween that is. I don’t mind opening my door to people I know, but I really don’t like opening it to the ever growing number of teenagers who still go out and trick or treat. When I turned 13 that was the end of it. We didn’t go out knocking on doors anymore. We had home parties or school affairs. I don’t think 16 year olds should be trick or treating. It’s for the little kids.
But saying that I do decorate and I do carve the pumpkins….5 this year. I also buy tons of candy, but will confess that when I lived in a smaller neighborhood I used to buy the big candy bars. Now I have to buy the big grab bags of candy. I think we had nearly 100 kids come by last year.
I’ve also solved my phobia of opening the door to strangers. We have a stone fire pit in our front garden and on Halloween we, and some of my neighbors, gather around it and hand out our candy from there. The bonus to the kids is that I have all the fixings for s’mores too. So you get candy and you can either roast a marshmallow or have one of those gooey, sickly, sweet yet yummy s’mores.
Oh, and I do dress up……..as an Old English Sheepdog……my favorite pet. So have a Happy Halloween and don’t terrorize your neighbors……please