Decided to spend Halloween at the new house this year. Holy cow, is it different. After spending my entire memorable life in a neighborhood that averaged maybe two kids a year over the past 24 years, this new neighborhood is quite a surprise. I easily went through 56 kids, actually running out of stuff to give away when a group of ten attacked.
Had a pretty good mix of kids, from what I could tell. I think the youngest I had was a boy, probably 3 years old, dressed as Thomas the Tank Engine. Youngest girl looked to be about 4, and a classic Disney princess in pink. Overall, the ages seemed to range from 4 to 13, with an average of probably about 7 or 8.
Can’t say that I recognized very many costumes. The boys came dressed as a whole variety of things, from classic skeletons, to army soldiers, to I don’t even know what. The girls wore mostly dark costumes with frilly skirts.
I can tell, too, that I’m going to have my work cut out for me on the decoration front. Several of the houses around me had some pretty elaborate Halloween decorations, which made for a pretty cool drive down the street. If people go to that length for Halloween, I can’t wait to see what happens come Christmas. I’m sure the street must just sparkle.