I was getting a little nervous. It had just gotten dark outside and no one even considered knocking on the door for candy. One little girl did walk down the road, but she walked right by.
On the way back to the house this afternoon, I stopped by the local grocery store. I picked up 5 bags of candy. I tried to get the stuff that we would like if we didn’t give it all out. Since we are new here, I really didn’t have any idea how many people would stop by. I figured 5 bags was plenty.
As I mentioned above, it was dark outside, but there was no action. Laura and I walked up to a vacant road. We looked up and we looked down…nothing. We started getting nervous, because the last place we lived hardly had any action either. One time, when we were living in a previous town, we actually had to walk down the road to give out some candy. No one bothered to come up to the house.
So, as you can see, we had reason to be nervous.
It’s not easy to miss our crib on Halloween. We put orange lights up. That should make all the difference. While we were standing up on the empty road this evening, Laura looked at me and said, “Maybe if we put the other lights on, people will come.” I’m like, “Yeah, all the people who are outside right now and just walking by will suddenly be drawn to the front door.” See took one step towards me and threw her fist at my mouth as hard as she could. Ok, that last one was a lie, but the other two lines weren’t. Either way, we flicked on the garage lights and the front door lights. We also noticed all the neighbor’s lights were on. Something should have been happening.
We put the candy in a big bowl and hid it in the closet so the dog wouldn’t eat it. She would eat right through the wrapper. She is disgusting like that.
A few minutes went by and no one showed up. It had been pitch black outside for a good 15 minutes.
Just as I settled in to do some work on the computer, I heard the doorbell. I ran downstairs all excited to see 4 little men standing there with cowboy hats and guns. One of them had a laser gun that he was pointing at me. He told me he was going to shoot me. I gave him a little chuckle and thought to myself, “No, little man, that gun is fake, it can’t really shoot.” Then, one of the other little men told me he was going to whip me. I gave a little louder laugh and didn’t think anything besides, “That was odd.” They were a festive bunch.
Things started to pick up after that. I would say that about 5 groups of little kiddies stopped by. For each visit, I put the bowl down low so they could reach their little hands in to get some candy. I noticed that everyone was generally behaving themselves and taking only one or two pieces. After a while, I started noticing the little kiddies getting a bit more aggressive. One little girl took about six pieces. I walked inside and told Laura what I just had happen to me. She explained that these little kids will take all the candy if you don’t stop them. I vowed right then and there that I was going to put the candy in their bags for them from that point on.
No one else came.
We have about half a bowl of candy left. We would have more if it wasn’t for that little girl.