What's that, you say?
In the county where we live, Trick or Treat is never, ever, ever on October 31. Most of the time, it's October 30th, but not if the 30th falls on a weekend night - which it is on a Friday this year.
So trick or treat is tomorrow night (29th) here. It can never fall on the actual holiday, because whoever makes these type of decisions think that having it on the actual day leads to mischief and mayhem. And the same holds true for weekends. I guess since the kids don't have school the next day, they could stay out later and get into more trouble, in theory.
And then, it can also never be on a Sunday, because, let's face it: that's the Lord's day and I can't even begin to tell you how many shades of wrong that might be.
We are in the Bible Belt here, ya know?
I put Sissy in a devil costume a couple of years ago. I bet we had so many prayers for our family's souls that evening.
Not only do they have rules and regulations regarding what evening the rugrats can trick or treat, there is a time frame too. From 6 pm to 8 pm. Make the kids hustle to get as much candy as they can, I guess....
The Evil Twin and I got married on October 30th. We never even thought about the weird trick or treat "laws" because we didn't have kids then and didn't have to think about it.
Most years, we're out schlepping the kids around on our anniversary. This year, we'll actually get to go to dinner because the trick or treat is the night before! Yay.
Sissy is going to be a cowgirl this year and Buddy dithered around about going or not going (he's 11) so long that at this point, he is just going to wear his costume from last year, which is some sort of grim reaper or something. Besides, all the costumes at the stores are already picked over.
We live on a dead end street, up a steep driveway - so we always go to our friends' house. Their son and Buddy are best friends and it works out well.
The moms sit out front, drinking and handing out candy while the dads follow the kids around (our 2 and their 2).
After the festivities, we'll have to gather around and sample the candy for "pins, razors or poison". You can never be too careful these days! ;-)