We went to a neighborhood where the houses were smaller and closer together. This was an obvious bust. On the block of about 30 houses, about 4 had their lights on. The kids did NOT want to walk any longer. They wanted to get into their candy, so we loaded them into the car and went home.
The ironic thing about all of this was we thought our neighborhood would NOT be the place to trick or treat. We have larger homes but they are further away from each other and most of the people have kids and we figured they would be out trick or treating.
EVERY house had lights on (except ours). The people who weren't there just left big bowls of candy on their porch. Everyone was gracious and only took a few. We came by at the tail end of the evening and all the bowls still had a lot of candy in them. Just from walking HALF of our street, the kids filled up their pails.
We wanted to go down a few more homes but the kids were so tired and cranky - because they wanted their candy now. They didn't want to get MORE candy, they just saw what they had and wanted into it THEN!
We met a few of our neighbors by trick or treating with the kids, so this was really nice.
The kids had a great night and got a decent amount of candy!
Me with Justin on the block with no one handing out candy.
Joe's self portrait.
The kids and their loot.
Joey's fake teeth. Isn't this hilarious?