November 10, 2009

Boo!

I was SO excited to finally live in an actual house, where little children might actually trick or treat.

For the past five years, I've lived in: a sketchy neighborhood where children don't go around at night in costumes, and then a giant mill building, and then a condo complex.  So....it's been awhile since anyone younger than 12 has come to my door dressed as a witch.

I scrambled from the office at 4:30 pm on Halloween to buy candy.  And may I just say?  I got the good stuff.  I did not mess around.  May-jah.  Epic.  Candy.   Then I scrambled home to carve a few pumpkins.

Our doorbell rang a grand total of three times.

So sad.

Maybe next year?

27 comments:

  1. Oh that's so dissapointing! I was in the hospital this year so no Halloween for our house either.

    Stopping by from SITS to say Hi!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oops, that was me that posted as Oskar. I was signed into my dogs blog. Yes, my dog has a blog!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's so sad... but it could have been the opposite like me- we had a steady string of kids for three hours, and spent a fortune on candy! They just kept coming, even with the lights off!! Lol

    Thanks for visiting me today!
    Blessings,
    LMM

    ReplyDelete
  4. Next year.. we will come twice.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, we so wanted to welcome trick or treaters on Halloween, but after moving all day, there was just no way I could handle it. Next year!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi! I am just dropping by--thank you for your kind comment on my blog today.

    I am reading your blog now--and I must say--you have a really good eye. This is an awesome picture. Love the pumpkins, perfect lighting, great shot.

    Trick-or-treaters were scarce at our house this year too...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ooh, that's so sad! Hopefully you'll have more kids next year! At least your house looked festive with the pumpkins!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the pumpkins! Same thing happens here. Some years hardly any kids. Some years TONS of kids. And I always buy the good stuff, which means some years I get to have a LOT of chocolate by default.

    Happy SITS Feature Day!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The pumpkins are awesome. Keep renovating and the children will come.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Aww! Man! Maybe this year will be better! ~Lanie J.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am giggling because Mimi confessed her dog has a blog. That's funny.

    I love Halloween, too, and we don't get any kids either. I hope you at least got to eat the candy.

    Happy Sits Day.

    LisaDay

    ReplyDelete
  12. I completely sympathize - it sucks when that happens! Something's happened to my neighborhood, where I don't know if it's secretly become dangerous and nobody's told me or if everyone's just old now, but where we used to have tons of trick or treaters now we have like 2 groups a year.

    Then again, that is more candy for me!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Since you gave out the good stuff, maybe they will tell their friends and there will be more next year.

    By the good stuff, you do mean the full size reese's pieces, right? ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. That's a bummer! But maybe word will get out that you give out the good kind of candy and more will come next year! ;)

    Happy SITS Day! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yeah, we don't get so many kids here on halloween either. But we live in an extremely rural area at the dead end of a mile long dirt road. Not so kid friendly.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Bummer! The pumpkins are too cute! Stopping by from SITS.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I live in a hood with long driveways but a nice hood nonetheless....We hear crickets every year too, we actually stopped "participating" because the leftovers weren't good for us.

    ReplyDelete
  18. The kids came in droves to our home after we put scary music on the outside. It made them curious. Lol.

    ReplyDelete
  19. awwww. That's sad! Maybe next year! We live in an apartment building and no one ever knocks on our door. Everyone goes across the street (including us) to the houses. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  20. love your pumpkins!! I know what that's like. We lived on the busiest trick or treating street in the neighbourhood but our house was on the corner so 97% of the kids skipped us and just went on to the next ones. The next year, we made sure we had no cars in the driveway and put pumpkins everywhere to advertise, yes we're here!!!

    the upside... you have chocolate.


    Happy SITS day

    ReplyDelete
  21. Those are totally cute pumpkins.
    Stopping by from SITS

    ReplyDelete
  22. Boo! Well, that just means there was more candy for you later!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Awww, too bad. The pumpkins were adorable ;)

    ReplyDelete
  24. (sigh) I would have come by twice if I had known you had the epic candy.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I recently lived in a not-so-good neighborhood and the only trick or treaters I got were the same set of 14 yr old boys that werent dressed up at all coming by 4 times, trying to convince my neighbor and I they hadn't just been there 10 minutes before.

    Thanks for the new reading material! I'm loving it! Come check out my DIY home blog at www.temporarynest.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. But on the bright side - You got to keep the candy and eat it yourself! That's always worth it, right?

    ReplyDelete
  27. AnonymousJuly 30, 2010

    i grew up in a really rural community where my parents literally had to DRIVE me and my brother from house to house because it was so rural and spread apart. Needless to say, most people did not get a lot of trick or treaters. Except, there was one gentleman in town whose house always had a steady throng of ghosts and super heros... he got kind of a reputation of halloween awesomeness. Why? he gave out king sized candy bars!

    ReplyDelete

Your comments give me a thrill. Thank you.