Originally Posted by janb
I had last year a fully grown woman come to my door trick or treating. She was about 6ft tall and well made and she was dressed as a witch. I asked her where the kids were she said ' they couldn't be bothered to come so i am doing it for them'
After i stopped laughing at the site in front of my eyes i sent her on her way, with NO sweets to put in her little goodie bag.
Talk about cheek
Back when I was 18 my youngest nephew was barely more than a toddler and he didn't have the stamina to go trick or treating with his older brother and sister and tired out after only about 10 houses, hehe Bulky costume and plodding through snow tends to do that to a little guy
Anyway, I was dressed up to go to a halloween ball so I figured I'd go around the neighbourhood and trick or treat for him to get him a little more goodies. My friend and my cousin who were also dressed up came with me. The neighbours thought it was great and we came home with nearly 3 pillow cases of candy for little Ryan. Of course now his older brother and sister were upset, so my brother had to split the goodies 3 ways but they were in sweets heaven for months! Of course that was back when people used to give you a handful of chocolate and candy or full sized bags of chips and things. Now things are so expensive that people tend to give out only 1 item per child instead of heaps.
It's such a shame that kids have to be so worried about what they get now. Back when I was a kid you didn't hear about poisoned candy or needles in apples etc. We used to get tons of apples and my mom used to make apple pies from them. We even got lots of homemade goodies too. Now if you get homemade goodies you simply throw them out.
One year my friend and I had bought treats to give out and also made some homemade goodie bags with rice crispy squares, brownies and cookies (all nut free). We put our names, address and phone number in the bags and only gave them to kids who had parents with them after asking the parents if they minded. Once the parents made sure the address in the goodie bag matched that of the house, they were happy to accept them. There were a few hold outs who refused, but that was fine we understood it wasn't anything against us.