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Mojoshog

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2010, 08:59:35 pm »
Seems like it gets a little less every year.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2010, 10:51:44 pm »
I noticed that many people also didn't have any decorations. Which is strange, because usually this place is CRAZYYYY decorated!

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2010, 11:19:27 pm »
I think a lot is the economy for sure.  Also, some parents don't feel good about letting their kids go door to door anymore.  I know that some parents thourouly inspect the contents at home before any gets eaten.  I usually give out money.  A roll of nickels or dimes streches well.  I moved over a year ago, and don't get any children in my gated community as I stated before.  I only got about 30 in my last residence last year.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2010, 05:25:39 am »
Unfortunately many neighborhoods are experiencing the same thing including mine.  I think it's because nowadays you never know who or what's going to be behind that door. Many parents also fear that the candy has been tampered with. To make up for it many towns hold Halloween parties for the kids.
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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2010, 05:47:30 am »
This was my first Halloween up here in OH, all the rest have been in TN.  Is there a difference in the number of kids that go trick or treating in the north compared to the south?  I live in a nice apartment complex, with a good number of children.  I was expecting trick or treaters, so my fiance bought candy, but not a single child was seen walking around yesterday.  :o  I lived near apartment complexes down in TN, and everyone always took there kids to the nearby apartments for candy too.  (Good amount of candy/amount of walking ^_~)  I don't see the point of driving children around, unless there's weather issues.  I had always chalked it up to parent laziness whenever I see cars parked alongside a house, with kids perfectly able to walk (and old enough to have the stamina) seated inside.  Why take the kids at all, if you can't bother getting the full experience by walking with them.

I will admit though, that there was always at least 2 adults with our family children at all times. 

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2010, 06:08:02 am »
wow, i've been hearing that from everyone,
from different states even!

...i was working (http://www.partycity.com)
so halloween has been crazy for the past three
weeks. one day, we made close to $35,000 just
in costumes/halloween merchandise! i'm exhausted.

with as many costumes that were sold, its hard to
believe that not many people participated this year!

I think more people do parties, and events or trick or treat in malls and such. I live in Atlanta and we took my niece to the Georgia Aquarium treat or treat event. I bought candy the first 2 years I lived here but I only had 1 group of kids come to our door. I still buy candy (for us really lol) in case someone should happen to come by.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2010, 08:30:41 am »
This was my first Halloween up here in OH, all the rest have been in TN.  Is there a difference in the number of kids that go trick or treating in the north compared to the south?  I live in a nice apartment complex, with a good number of children.  I was expecting trick or treaters, so my fiance bought candy, but not a single child was seen walking around yesterday.  :o  I lived near apartment complexes down in TN, and everyone always took there kids to the nearby apartments for candy too.  (Good amount of candy/amount of walking ^_~)  I don't see the point of driving children around, unless there's weather issues.  I had always chalked it up to parent laziness whenever I see cars parked alongside a house, with kids perfectly able to walk (and old enough to have the stamina) seated inside.  Why take the kids at all, if you can't bother getting the full experience by walking with them.

I will admit though, that there was always at least 2 adults with our family children at all times. 


Hey, the reason why my mom drove us is to go pick up more friends and go to different neighborhoods. We would get out and walk down a busy block then get in the car to go to another busy area (some streets were dead). I've actually never went to apartments for trick or treating i just figured they didn't give any out lol! One thing i missed out on this year was at sorrentos pizza they give free jumbo slices away, of course theres a huge line but it was kind of tradition. Some people would go home change into different costumes and go back for more lol. I never did that of course  :D

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2010, 08:53:54 am »
This was my first Halloween up here in OH, all the rest have been in TN.  Is there a difference in the number of kids that go trick or treating in the north compared to the south?  I live in a nice apartment complex, with a good number of children.  I was expecting trick or treaters, so my fiance bought candy, but not a single child was seen walking around yesterday.  :o  I lived near apartment complexes down in TN, and everyone always took there kids to the nearby apartments for candy too.  (Good amount of candy/amount of walking ^_~)  I don't see the point of driving children around, unless there's weather issues.  I had always chalked it up to parent laziness whenever I see cars parked alongside a house, with kids perfectly able to walk (and old enough to have the stamina) seated inside.  Why take the kids at all, if you can't bother getting the full experience by walking with them.

I will admit though, that there was always at least 2 adults with our family children at all times. 


Hey, the reason why my mom drove us is to go pick up more friends and go to different neighborhoods. We would get out and walk down a busy block then get in the car to go to another busy area (some streets were dead). I've actually never went to apartments for trick or treating i just figured they didn't give any out lol! One thing i missed out on this year was at sorrentos pizza they give free jumbo slices away, of course theres a huge line but it was kind of tradition. Some people would go home change into different costumes and go back for more lol. I never did that of course  :D

That type of driving isn't what I'm talking about.  The parents I'm talking about would stop next to a house, the kids would pile out and get candy, get back into the car, and then the parents would drive down to the house next door, etc.  That's the laziness I'm referring to.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2010, 09:21:49 am »
Lol i see. They were definetely being lazy, unless they had some type of disability, why not just walk?

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2010, 09:30:57 am »
We actually had a lot more kids come to our house this year than previous years. My husband hands out the candy and I take our kids out trick-or-treating. What I find funny is that just in our neighborhood a lot of people don't even hand out candy any more. Most of the houses are dark. I mean that is completely fine if you don't have kids, but if you have kids and they are out trick-or-treating I really think you should be giving out candy too. I know I saw kids last night out trick-or-treating and their own houses were dark. In regards to the driving around, I agree, how lazy is that. In our neighborhood, everyone has their cars parked on the streets so the kids can walk up the driveways, but then you have the random people who are driving around following their kids. I mean come on, our neighborhood and our courts are not that big to where you can't just get out and walk your kid down the street.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2010, 07:36:24 am »
Only two little kids came by this year.  But that's more than came last year.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2010, 08:48:26 am »
i live on a dead end street,so it is usually quiet. this year nobody came trick or treating to our house. i don't know what it could have been. the weather was very nice.maybe next year.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2010, 09:25:59 am »
We have a lot of trick or treaters here of all ages...literally 40 year old woman trick or treating alone.  It was a weird night. Not many homes gave out candy and if they did it was one candy per child.
My kids didnt get half a bag of candy they got maybe 1/4 of a bag. But it's okay they are to young for most the candy they only really care for lolly pops.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2010, 10:05:38 am »
over the years I noticed the same thing too. I wonder if parents are not letting kids go trick or treating because of what appears to be increased crime with missing kids.

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Re: There were like no kids trick or treating
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2010, 10:32:20 am »
all the parents are paranoid nowadays smh , what kinda world do live in where our kids cant even get something so innocent as candy ? CANDY? smh

yeah be cauatious but jeez

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