Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat??

Anyone that nows me - nows that I live in the sticks....but not the "Harvey" small community - everyone knows everyone - more the Deerwood Acres - we are too stuck up to talk to anyone that lives in a house that size.

We have lived in our house for 11 full years (12 in Feb) and I have met 2 families -both of which we met in January and July of this year. As I said I'm quite shy--and my girls aren't real social butterflies....so th neighbor just across the way decided to have a "Barbie"(they're English) and so we met the other neighbor on the other street.
Said neighbors have 6 kids between the two houses. As any parent wants --I have always wanted by girls to have "someone" else to play with- finally the younger has someone (one of the little girls is one year younger).

OK so now for the point of this story - so in those 11 years - how many Trick or Treaters have I had?? Two! (three if you count my nephew whose mother made him come - does it count if he drove himself??)

See what happens is I get my self all sych'd up - I think "ok we decorated, lots of lights on - both kids are in school --we HAVE to get kids this year" And at the end of the night it's me in tears on the doorstep with torn empty packages of Oh henry bars at my feet. Every year I say - THIS YEAR I am NOT going to get all excited....THIS YEAR I am NOT going to be disappointed... Just one damned Trick or Treater...is it too much to ask??

Well this year I thought - This has to be the year of the TRICK OR TREATERS!! To secure my position in the Trick or Treat map - about 2 weeks before Halloween I made chocolates and took them to the kids when they were outside and told them - there'd be more where that came from if they came on Halloween....hehehehe....

So 430 comes....no Trick or Treaters....(yes I got off work at 330 to ensure lots of time to get ready) 500 comes....no Trick or Treaters...I have all the lights on....it's all set....NO TRICK OR TREATERS.....545 comes....no one....

so I send my girls across the street to give them a FRIENDLY REMINDER...damnit they ate the chocolate....

OK so 2 minutes later...I get a van load...A VAN LOAD of kids....(Ok it's the bribed kids)...1...2....3....4....5....6... freakin' kids....I expected 4 (one of the 6 kids is 1yo and one is 21) so I got two more than I expected (the 21 yo and a friend of one of the little girls). ohh I was so excited...my girls were excited (well T was - but that is another story). I think...well isn't that nice...my Trick or Treaters have come.(hereafter called T o T'ers) ......I'm thinking ok - now I can go with Wes and take the girls around...cause I'm not going to get any more.......

THEN ..the unbelievable happens....
T says "Mum - there's another Trick or Treater"...
I'm like "WHAT? "
She's like (insert 16 yo "mom is so lame" voice) "there's another Trick or Treater"

I'm saying "OHHH look it's another Trick or Treater...ohh my .hehehehe..blah blah blah"
I even made the 3 yo say Trick or Treat -
"what do you say?"
"what do you SAY?"
"NO - not Thank you"
"SAY Trick or treat"
"Good Girl"

So Now the prospects are brighter - this kid was NOT bribed...I'm going to get Trick or Treaters. this year...MORE T o T'ers...... real - not bribed T o T'ers!!

Wes says "Babe are you coming with me?"
Sue says "OHH I better not - I got trick or Treaters - more might come and what if we're not home?"
Wes says "Are you sure? - Cause...remember last year..."
Sue says "Ummmm I've had 7 T o T'ers so far this year....last year is over...take the cell phone incase I run out - we only have 20 bags of chips left"

So he leaves to pick up a friend for T and off they go.....
I'm sitting on the stairs waiting for them (T o T'ers) ....I don't dare do laundry - what if I don't hear the door bell....don't dare scrap...same thing...so I sit and I wait and I wait.......my first one came at 600 -and my second one at 605...so at this rate...I should have handled out at least 10-15 bags by 700 - at 645 the phone rings..I think - "maybe it's the T o T'ers calling from the car seeing if we are home"...nope.....it's wes...."Any more?" - "Nope..."

it's 706 - guess what? No more Trick or Treaters....none zilch....maybe I'm too eager....

I'm going to go and DO LAUNDRY....CLEAN THE KITCHEN. NOW...not even going to give second thought........psst maybe "they'll hear" and come while I'm busy"

Never the less -I've now had more trick or treaters this year than any before....9 including my own - next year I AM not going to get excited...NOT I say .....I'm going to bribe the 8 I know let "nature take it's course" if it's meant to be it's meant to be.......

Even my cat is waiting for ToT'ers......

it's 725 - no more Trick or Treaters--ate 2 bags of chips....but I think I hear a car in the driveway....

730---they must have been driving by...no more....

734-----WAHOO...I knew it would work....I just got 2 more....OK they were teens..but I don't care at this point!!!!!!







5 comments:

Nicks Yacks said...

OMG - that is too funny! You sound just like Mom, she makes fudge and carmel apples every year hoping that they will tell friends and more will come! She had 9 LOL!

We had 46 - I was home for the first time ever to hand out the treats as Ms. T went solo with friends! The little ones crack me up!!

Want to come here next year and hand out treats with me? The girls can go Toting together! :)

prittykitty said...

Wow Sue! A whole 9 ToTer's. That's pretty good for your neck of the woods.

I had a whole 25 Toter's. We used to get almost a 100, but now the kids all go to Carrington, etc... not realizing that they are going to get one chocolate bar, nothing else. If they came to our area, they would get a bar and some candy, maybe a pop.

taycreekcropper said...

Awww MarthaSue, that is terrible, I feel so bad for you. This was our first year of having any amount of kids - 20, they took all of our candy, the last 2 years its been pathetic......

Its ok, next year go to Nick's, she'll help you get through it.

Oh, maybe you could post a sign at the end of your gate saying, candy within?

b.c. Gurl said...

LOL - omg...I'm cracking up!!! soooo funny...glad you managed to get a few non-bribed to ToTer's :) It can only get bigger and better from now on right???

Mad&Soapy said...

I haven't had any in almost 10 years:) None! Not even one and it never bothered me until now!! LOL Whad'ya say next year, you & I hook up with Kimmartha's crickut, make a zillion flyers and postem all over?? Treaters will be coming in by the bus load!!! LOL Don't say no just yet...think about it;)