Another Halloween has come and gone. The children (and adults) now have enough sugar and chocolate to last them until the Christmas season.
The stores in our area seem to think it is the Christmas season already. The displays are up and the music is playing.
Whatever happened to waiting until after Thanksgiving before we were bombarded with Christmas advertising? Do you think they start advertising too soon?
Well so much for that.
We bought lots of candy, and my three boys, along with two of their friends, waited on the porch patiently to give out the treats. They are too old to trick or treat now, but they love to sit on the porch and give out the candy. We usually have lots of ghosts and goblins visit us, but I’d say we never had half the visitors we usually have. I think it may be because of the nearby activities for the children to attend on Halloween night.
Do you think this may have kept some of them from venturing up onto our front porch for their candy?
He doesn’t have his mask on and he has a pretty smile
And certainly this couldn’t have kept them from coming…
It is not like it used to be when I was growing up. We went in large groups up and down the holler visiting every house. We came back with lots of candy that we promptly emptied onto the floor or bed. We would separate it into groups and count up how many of each kind we had. We never worried about our candy and our parents never had to check our bounty before we started to consume it.
Yes, Halloween has come and gone, now let’s enjoy Thanksgiving!
Then we can start counting down till Christmas.