I was so excited to hand out candy, and I knew Maddie would be excited to see all the dressed up kids, so we were set up and ready to go by 5:30 (we have a lot of elementary age kids in our neighborhood). We were going to give out candy for a couple of hours, then go to Zaxby's for dinner real quick- they were having a kid's costume contest and DH really wanted Maddie to enter b/c he loves Zaxby's.
Well, at 7 we still hadn't had a single TOTer, so we decided just to run go pick up dinner and come right back. I left a big witch's cauldron of candy out on the porch with a sign saying that we'd be back soon, please help yourself to one piece of candy.
We were gone for 30 minutes and all the candy was gone when we got back . Makes me so sad that someone would take it all! Maybe I am just naive, but when I was growing up I never even thought about taking more than one piece when I saw a sign like that. Luckily we had a little bit left that we were hoping to save for ourselves, so we used that.
Plus we had several kids ask for another kind of candy, and one girl even asked if we had any bottled water (??-we didn't). I just wonder what happened to saying thank you and Happy Halloween, no matter what you get.
Sigh. Does this mean I'm old? I'm so looking forward to Maddie being old enough to go out, I really don't have the desire to hand out candy anymore .