Monday, October 27, 2008

so I am thinking

that since we did the whole "attend the halloween party" thing on Saturday, that we aren't going trick or treating.

I would prefer to go to a party every single year, and never go trick or treating again. It's just not something that interests me much, other than going to see family and close friends. I would really prefer to sit home and have trick or treaters at my house, but living in the boonies has prevented me from every having any except Jenn's kids. Although I am sure plenty will argue with me, I think my kids are bordering on being too old to go trick or treat anyway. (7 and almost 9)

I would not mind if they continued to want to go to parties for many years to come, but I hate being one of those people that stalks subdivisions once a year, in search of candy handouts.... Although I do like going to the Hillis' house :)

I am thinking I am going to try and talk my kids into a weenie roast in the yard this weekend instead. There's no way that I can take them to do anything that will "top" the party we just attended anyway!

Is Halloween/Trick or Treating a big deal to you?


Rosjuane October 27, 2008 at 7:26:00 PM CDT  

I don't want to go either. I probley won't next year.

ashlee October 27, 2008 at 8:00:00 PM CDT  

awww thanks for making my house so special!!!! lol my parents love trick or treaters...they just went anc baught candy!!! saturday we are having our fall festival at the berrymans if yall want to come out...petting zoo, pot luck, hayride, games and stuff!!! we would love to have yall!!!

dean October 27, 2008 at 8:27:00 PM CDT  

not since i was a kid. and the irony is we lived in a not-so-good neighborhood, but we never thought twice about it and neither did our parents (we were usually in a pretty decent sized group).

moot point now where i'm at. we do the fall festival things at church or at someone's house. i like bonfires. actually i just like fires in general... October 27, 2008 at 8:32:00 PM CDT  

As long as my kids want to,we probably will take them.I had told Jamie last year that it didnt seem like people were as into it as much as they used to be.But I dont know that I would say it is a big deal to us per se.

RADstitches October 27, 2008 at 8:43:00 PM CDT  

We have ALWAYS taken the girls trick or treating as a family, but ONLY to SPECIAL houses. We may go into a particular neighborhood, and only hit the 2 houses of people that we know. If we don't know em then we do not stop! Avery wants to go this year, but I bet that she will think that she is too old next year. She is really excited about Dalton trick or treating, so I bet that next year she will want to be her helper... but she would still get stuff considering we only go to friends homes! This is one of our family traditions!

ashley October 28, 2008 at 7:29:00 AM CDT  

You can bring them to the DC ballgame Friday night. We are going to be handing out candy there. At half time we will also be dedicating the field in Mike Pennington's name. It will officially be call Mike Pennington Stadium! Just a thought of something else you could do it you decide to get out. We are going to begin handing out candy at 6:30.

bowling1 October 28, 2008 at 8:47:00 AM CDT  

You know Shelley I think the problem with TRICK OR TREATING is that the world around us has made us liery of people in general. I am 41 now and I remember going trick or treating when I was young. The area I lived in was between Gabbert and Main street. That was the only area I was allowed to go to and my brother (older) took me. We knew everybody in this area.

Now a days we either don't have or don't make time to know our neighbors or like you and me, we live out of town and the only people that stop are family.

I say have an "All Hallows Eve" party for the kids. Invite over their friends and let them have fun!

gorethoughts October 28, 2008 at 4:28:00 PM CDT  

I went to the library about 10 years ago and researched the origin of Halloween. It has very strange roots. Someone told me to do that and I was curious, so I did. I was shocked at what I found out.

dean October 28, 2008 at 10:54:00 PM CDT  

i saw something pretty interesting on the way up from monroe today. the downtown merchants in bastrop are having a big thing called "witch way to main street" and they're all going to be open the night of the 31st and kids can trick or treat all the main street shops and stores. very neat idea!

Michael October 29, 2008 at 7:04:00 AM CDT  

I plan on going this year while dressed as myself. That should be scary enough!

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