Trick-or-treating turns out to be a great way to make older neighbours smile
Today was all about the kids dressing up to look as scary as possible. I had a little vampire and a purple-faced witch (still not sure why purple – I think she just doesn’t like green). We spent a lot of time on the sofa reading scary stories – Meg and Mog, Room on the Broom, Oliver Moon, and watching Harry Potter. Finally it got dark and we went out trick-or-treating.
Never having done trick-or-treating before, I wasn’t really sure about knocking on people’s doors begging for sweets. However we soon worked out that if someone had left a pumpkin out it was a sign that it was ok to knock. The experience turned out to be unexpectedly positive as we met a couple of older neighbours who were clearly delighted to see the children and have someone to talk to for a few minutes.