I decked out the porch, got the candy and put out the pumpkin. Almost no one came! I’m so sad. Even a visit from my little next door neighbor, Arthur, wasn’t enough to fill the gap. Just one fairy princess and then it was on to the teenagers with the chainsaw massacre masks.
There was an earlier storefront trick or treat from 3 – 5 pm. I saw bunches of little teddy bears and tigers out and about in Arlington Center. None of them came to our house, though. Very, very sad!
So far tonight we’ve had a little princess, the incredible hulk, two tiny twin crocodiles (hands down the winners of the cute award), the scream and all sorts of little critters marching up to our door with their Halloween buckets outstretched. Mom and dad were at the bottom of our porch stairs, smiling and reminding their kids to say “trick or treat!” before the hand-out and “thank you!” afterwards.
See, that was worth skipping a networking meeting. The hubby also went to town after he got home, carving a pumpkin and making all sorts of kid-friendly front-porch enticements!