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Trick-or-treaters [Oct. 31st, 2003|06:50 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
My favorite trick-or-treaters are the little babies that don't know what's going on. Their parents are both there with them, explaining that they're supposed to take other people's candy.

This little girl just came and I'm on my knees, crouching down, holding two bowls of candy in front of her. She babbles something to her parents. Thinking she can't reach it, so I move it closer to her. She goes, "Whoaaa!!!" and smiles and sloowwwwlllly grabs a single peanut butter cup. I ask, "You want more?" She looks at me confused. "You want TWO? TWO?" She's looks at me like, "No way! Two!?!". She grabs another peanut butter cup (which is funny, since I had tons of variety).

So cute. Love it.

I don't necessarily like the kids who grab a huge handful when I say, "take whatever you want", but I guess it's understandable... that's what they want. :-)
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[User Picture]From: hipmama
2003-10-31 07:06 pm (UTC)
my three-year-old kept saying,

"that's so nice of you, thank you!"

all of this coming from "the big bad wolf" and little red riding hood. :)
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[User Picture]From: theinnocence
2003-10-31 07:07 pm (UTC)
i find halloween to be funny in the respect we tell kids to never take candy from strangers, but then we dress them up in funny little outfits, take them door to door and insit they take candy from strangers and it;s okay.

makes NO sense to me.
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[User Picture]From: tally_cat
2003-10-31 07:30 pm (UTC)
you are SO right.
those are the best.
THOSE are the ones that give me hope for the future...
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[User Picture]From: psaux
2003-10-31 07:41 pm (UTC)
That's adorable! ... We had a big bowl 'o goodies (all with officially halloween logos) but nary a trick-or-treater came to the door... we had all of the lights on, door wide open... *sigh*

It was a bit of a letdown. :(
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[User Picture]From: nolegs
2003-10-31 08:36 pm (UTC)
People don't let their children come near this house anymore.

That's what I call good parenting.
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