except I ran out of candy. I didn't know how much to buy but had a feeling I'd get at least a few trick-or-ttreaters. I bought three bags of candy but made sure two of them were of types I'd eat or could pass out at work. I had a hoard of kids! LOL! It made me feel good because these were age-appropriate- probably between 2 and 10-11 yo and all had a parent with the group. I started giving out 2-3 pieces to each child when they started about 6:30 but then more and more kept coming. I ran out and there are still hoards of kids on the street! I have almost ignored holidays for 2 years now because of difficult child issues and started to ignore this one this year due to finances but thought it would be neighborly and I just moved here. But these kids coming to my door tonight really brightened my life. They weren't older teens who have no business trick or treating anymore (in my humble opinion), they were just kids- some in costume but some in no costume and carrying a bag from a grocery store. Most were younger, with a mom or dad escorting them, and EVERY single one said "thank you". I wish I had spread the candy out a little more - I'll buy more next year if I'm still living here. One was dressed as the Cat in the Hat- that was great! One little girl wwas as cute as she could be and I dug in my "bucket" for a candy bracelet for her. A couple were in school uniforms and only had backpacks to collect their candy. I think it was the way Halloween is supposed to be. In some ways, raising difficult child in "nicer" neighborhoods might have done him an injustice.