“It’s my favorite holiday,” she said tonight.
She likes giving. Halloween is a big giving holiday.
This year I had my camera at the ready. My goal was to ask first then photograph the trick-or-treaters and post the results here on my blog.
We went through 4:00, then 5:00, then 6:00 with no kids. Finally the bell rang. Neighbors from a block over were on our steps. Their daughter was dressed as a princess.
“You’re our first,” Helaine said.
“We’ve been hearing that a lot,” the princesses father replied.
And that was it! No one else came.
The boys next door have grown too old. Other kids from the block have grown or moved or both. We live in a quiet area of no sidewalks on a street with no streetlights. We’re geographically undesirable!
I’m not sure how we’ll deal with Halloween next year. At our house it’s lost some of its magic.