I entitle this 'More Halloween Ranting' as I recall I had a rant last year. I re-read the blog and appear to have taken none of my own advice. Last years blog I dished out some less than helpful advice about ensuring you have tons of chocolate available. I have failed.
So this year, the neighbourhood I live in was more up for it than last year. I could tell because there were pumpkins and fake webs adorning doors by Sunday. Checkety check I thought. I have this covered. So as the neighbours dug out pumpkins, I went chocolate shopping and picked up a couple of bags of mini chocolate snack size things and some mini bags of Haribo. That's about 40 bags, I've got this I thought to myself.
Ah no... Today I return home to find the nanny in a tizz. What happened I ask? Well, there was a knock a the door, so we answered and there were 15 trick and treaters. 15!!!!! So I gave them a whole bag of the snack size things. Not to worry I say we have more, until 2 mins later the same happens again.
I am fast running out of chocolate, and each doorbell sounds sends my son in to total excitement. 7.15pm arrives, my mini person is in bed, and I turn off all the lights. I am now out of chocolate, I have no more sweets in the house and I have seen hoards of children knocking on doors up the road. I am now fearful of disappointing small children more than I am fearful of the tricks.
4 more door bells - ignored, and I am hiding out in the dark. It's been over an hour and the door bell hasn't gone once. I think I'm safe. So next year I will take my own advice. TONS more chocolate or start with the lights off - early.
Now of course, all I can think about is chocolate. And thanks to the annual pesky event that is Halloween, I have none. Grrrr.