I am not against Halloween, as it's my wedding anniversary, but I really can't understand parents who take young children out knocking on doors when they should be in bed. I have just answered the door to a young girl who could not have been very far past her second birthday and it's twenty past eight. Am I really just an old moaner or do I expect too much of parents? I know that at two years old I was sound asleep in bed, as we're my own children at that age, before eight o'clock. Rant over and I will return to my glass of wine as I celebrate 53 years of marriage!!
We always celebrate for Halloween. We dress up the entrance and hallway. Sweets for the youngsters and assorted drinks for the parents. The youngest we have had is around 4 years old, the oldest requesting a treat around 14. This year just better than average with 53 children calling.
We enjoyed it, I am sure the children did as did some of the parents who opted for an alcoholic drink.
We have a big bowl of sweets to hand out, and I don't mind doing it, it's that I just get annoyed when young children are kept up so late. Obviously one of the parents had rung the bell but then they retreated 20 yards to the front gate and left the little girl on her own. She just stood there without saying a thing and held her bucket out and no "thank you" when I put sweets in her bucket. If anything she just looked confused and didn't know what to do when I said goodnight and started to close the door. Not a good way for the parents to treat the child in my opinion.