We had five more trick-or-treaters this year than we had last year and
the most popular time to visit was between 7:30p and 8:00p, which is a
half hour after last year. From the graph, it appears that kids are
coming out later and later - back in 2006 and 2007, 6:30p to 7:00p was
the most popular time to visit.
Here’s the graph:
And the cumulative data from this year and the other years we’ve
||6:00p - 6:30p
|6:30p - 7:00p
|7:00p - 7:30p
|7:30p - 8:00p
|8:00p - 8:30p
Halloween was on a Saturday this year so we prepared for this number of
kids by getting two giant bags of candy at Costco. We did think there'd
be more, so we have about half a bag of candy left, but at least we
didn't run out like we did last year.
We put the Halloween projector out again this year and that was nice but
I think I want to do more decorating for next year. I think Halloween's
on Sunday next year, so I'm not sure if we'll have quite as big of a
turnout, but it's fun to decorate and such.
Around the 6:30p time we had a couple of larger trick-or-treaters show
up in something similar to [Death Eater
They were also wearing some pretty heavy long black coats. They didn't
say anything (which isn't out of the ordinary) and just held their bags
out. Fine, some high school kids doing their last hurrah. When the next
group of kids showed up, though, these larger ones were still there. OK,
fine, we'll give you a second piece of candy and send you on your way.
But they were there for a third time when kids showed up so I told them,
no, they'd already been here twice and it was time for them to move on.
As I shut the door, one of them stuck a foot in and got up in my face so
I started getting ready to get nasty. "You'll be moving that foot now."
Then the doorbell rang and they were there again. I'd had it... and then
they said "Trick or Treat!" out loud.
It was my ***freaking parents***.
Man, they got us so good. We had no idea. It was my mom who'd got up in
my face because she thought we could see her eyes through the mask. You
couldn't - it was total blackout from outside the mask. Wow, did they
get us. Not sure we'll be able to get 'em back for that, but we owe them
a big one now.