Remember that big bowl of candy and my holdout bag of Hershey candy bars? Well I put it in with the other holdout bag I had and amazingly they all fit in the same bowl. I won't say whether or not any candy was eaten before Halloween.....
Well guess what? We didn't need that big bowl of candy. We could have gotten by with one small bag of candy. Heck, we could have gotten by with no candy.
Yep, that is right. We got NO trick or treaters. None, zip, nada, zero. And we were home. With our lights on, opened door for a bit before it got a bit cool.
I think it had to do with the fact we live on a cul-de-sac with a total of eight houses, four one side, four the other. Us and the people across the street had their porch lights on. All the other houses were dark. We were in the middle of the street. Perhaps people didn't think it was a profitable block to go down. Whatever it was, we got NO ONE.
So all that holding out of candy was unnecessary as I had plenty to eat. I won't say how many pieces of it are left as of this evening.
Conversely, a mere mile away, hubby's brother/sister-in-law had lots of candy available and ran out of it by 6:30 p.m. Of course they live on a corner house two blocks up from an elementary school. Next year we'll give them our candy.
So son takes off yesterday to spend the day with his girlfriend. She has two children so I made a little bucket of candy for each of them with what we had bought to hand out, which were the Hershey bars with NUTS, M&M's with NUTS, Snickers with NUTS, Skittles no NUTS and Reese's Peanut butter cups. Son took them with him as he left in the morning, she lives where we used to live, about 70 miles up the road.
He pulls into the driveway of where she lives and remembers her son is allergic to NUTS. So he changed the buckets around a little so he didn't get any NUTS and then took him out later to the store to pick a candy bar he liked. He picked a Hershey's cookie and cream bar. At the store, we had seen a bag of them and considered buying it but weren't sure if we would like it or not. After he told me that her son was allergic to NUTS then I remembered she had told me the same two years ago.
How did you fare? Lots of trick or treaters? Lots of leftover candy?