I'm glad we had the opportunity to do something like that because our Trick or Treating experience was short lived on Halloween night. Apparently we missed the memo that trick or treating is more of a mid-day thing now?
What time do you start/finish trick or treating, and where do you live?
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What Happened to Halloween?
Speaking of collecting candy, we're lucky we even got any. Apparently we missed the memo that trick or treating is more of a mid-day thing now?
Noah will be 2 in December, and we met up for trick or treating with a friend who has a 2 1/2 year old. We live on a main road, so we decided to hit up some of the big neighborhoods around us. We got to the first neighborhood around 7:20 and it was completely dead. Like, not a light on in any of the houses dead. We decided to go to another neighborhood, and found that about 75% of the houses that were still "participating" in the festivities. I'd say about half of them had the "take one" bowl on the front porch, and the other half nicely explained that we were getting a late start. We were back home by 8:30.
Now, I know that it's been a while since I've been trick or treating, but damn. I remember going as a group, and we'd be gone for hours. The kids would all go to the doors together, and the parents would hang back at the end of the driveways sipping their rum and cokes. When we got older, we would go as a group, sans parental units and as far as I remember, starting after dark was the norm.
Is this typical nowadays? Yes, I just said "nowadays" and meant it. I feel so old. As far as trick or treating etiquette goes, what is an acceptable starting time, and how late do you go until? The kids are still a little young for me to feel comfortable with them going to the doors alone, so one or both of us were with him at each house. What age did you allow your kids to go to the doors alone, and what age did you let them go trick or treating completely unsupervised?