Monday, November 1, 2010
I really wanted Trick or Treaters to visit our new home. We've never had them before and this Halloween I was ready.
5pm passed without a knock. It was getting dark and I was feeling a little bit sad. I looked over at the enormous bowl of candy that was sitting by the door. One would be enough, I thought. Just one sweet kid in a costume. And then the knocks came. Costume after costume arrived on our front porch. I saw a werewolf, a baby pumpkin, 3 ninjas, Batman, fairies, a football player, a fortuneteller, Ghost Busters, a couple of princesses, Snow White...
We ended up running out of candy. As soon as Geoff went to the store to replenish our supply, a little witch came Trick or Treating. I had to tell her I had nothing left to give her. She looked up at me and dumped the candy from her bag into my bowl. "You need candy" she told me.
I couldn't believe it. This little girl couldn't have been more than 6 years old. She probably had spent the past hour collecting all this candy and she dumped it into my empty bowl just like that. I gave her back her candy, my eyes a bit teary. "Thank you anyway" I said to her. "You should keep this."
Last night was Halloween and Thanksgiving all wrapped into one.