Halloween has come and gone! Halloween has got to be my favorite holiday.. But every year some trick or treaters wrecks it. This year is no exception.
My husband went out for a smoke sometime after 11. He turned on the porch light and didn't turn it off when he came back in. Soon after he went upstairs to go to sleep. The monitor started giving out feed back and when I got up to fix it when I noticed that there was car parked on the street with it's lights on right behind my car. If you knew me in real life you would know that my house is like the mecca for weird activity on my street!! So of course I looked out the window to see who or what it was. Something caught the corner of my eye and I looked to my left to see 3 older teenagers ( I assume male by their halloween masks and I assume older cause they were driving a car) standing there with bags waiting for treats! I didn't hear them knock so they must have rung the door bell which doesn't work and it was luck that I had to get up to fix the monitor. But they scared the S**T out of me. One of them had a mike myers mask on and that is the last thing you want to see at 11:30 at night on your porch! ( I know it was 11:30 cause David Letterman had just started)
I yelled Get the F**K off my porch right now and they ran and jump back in their car and took off. And don't say anything about me yelling at them cause that is mild considering some stuff I have done when I feel threaten in my house. But seriously??!! 11:30??!! Did they really think I was still waiting up and giving out candy?? I don't think I should have to keep my light off all night long. If they drove by at 3 AM and the light was on would they have tried then??
Every year there is an insane amount of kids who get dropped off by the car load in my neighborhood. They don't care if your light is on or not they are going to knock at your door. We had one kid who was pounding on our door when we pulled into our driveway coming home from my Inlaws. I heard him say to his mother who was standing on the side walk "They are home. The light is on inside" Our porch light was off. Have things changed so much since I was young?? Does anyone have the new rules to trick or treating??
My Inlaws have 350 kids come to their house. We know cause every year we count how much candy or bags of chips we have to give out. They had their light off by 8 and kids were still knocking. I guess free candy really is the greatest kind!!!