We get 1,000 kids. It is insane. It will be raining steadily throughout the evening so we'll see if that reduces turnout.Me too. I live in a subdivision and nearly everybody has school age kids - that's the scary part of Halloween for me. We buy a sane amount of candy to give out and when it's gone, show's over for us. But the dogs go insane. I swear I'd rather go to the dentist.
Ok, I thought I'd follow up this "Hey you kids off my lawn..." posting. I have (and love) kids, have been through many Halloween rodeos. But, trick or treating was tonight in Central Indiana, as we had high winds, heavy rain, and all-around bad weather last night. As mentioned, we have an immense number of young kids , K -12, in this subdivision. But :
1. Maybe 1/3 of the kids said thank you.
2. One (~17 y/o female) basically demanded the type of candy she wanted. I thought I had given it to her (I had BTW), and she angrily informed me that I hadn't . So she stood there, tapping her foot, until I told her to go to some other house "where she could stomp and get her way" . True story.
3. I went to my next door neighbor's place for literally ~ 1.5 minutes to give him a homebrewed Dubbel (which made him smile immensely) and I turned around to watch a kid trying to steal most of my candy from a fold out table I had set up 30 feet away. I politely terrified him into giving it back.
Morale of the story - be very careful, and fortify yourself with homebrew if you choose/ are unfortunate enough to move into a large subdivision with lots of kids. Be warned