LOL, Who remembers the days back when we were little that you anticipated Halloween long before it got here, and the day it finally came, you waited with impatient anticipation for the siren to blow so you could dart out of the house and move as quickly as you could so that you wouldn't miss a single house in what seemed like an unfair little bit of time to collect an exhorbitant amount of candy that no little body could consume in a single Halloween season? I am quite sure that every Halloween that we went Trick or Treating, we still had candy left when Easter rolled around.
Now, when I take my kids Trick or Treating, that same excitement that I remember as if it were yesterday is not there. Yes, they want to go, yes, they want the candy, but that thrill and undying energy that we used to have has not been passed on to my own children. We get down one block, and they are tired, cold and ready to go home. This picture is the stash that one acquired on our short trip around our neighborhood. What has happened to our children? Do we give them too much? Do they not appreciate the simple fun and joy of such an activity that comes only once a year? I wonder that as I sit here and listen to them happily going over all of their new treats content as can be. Could it be me that has a preconceived idea of how Trick or Treat is suppose to be? Maybe it is them that has it right and not me. They are not being selfish. Happy with their little bit that they got and no complaints at all. Sadly though, I miss the Halloweens of Days Gone By. Simple homemade Halloween costumes, tic tacking, costume parties and mountains of candy.
I will leave you now to revel in my memories of my own Trick or Treat days of long ago. I hope you all enjoyed Trick or Treating with your kids this year!!