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Old 10-31-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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So how many parents let their kids trick or treat still? I personally love Halloween, although it saddens me to see a few less houses with their lights on each year. My kids have always enjoyed it, we even have a few "haunted" houses in the neighborhood. It's not about the candy at all, it's just a fun night.

Although there is one household giving out sugarfree gum, and all the kids seemed to like that ... we also have people who give out juice boxes.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Why wouldn't parents let their kids trick or treat?
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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We have definitely noticed less children out as the years past. I do like the way our small neighborhood handles it, some parents walk the kids around to the 34 houses, and the rest of us sit on the street with the candy so the kids don't have to climb up the long driveways.

The entire evening was over in 45 minutes, and the kids' bags were brimming over.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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The kids here get driven to the "better" neighborhoods leaving some areas dark and empty (which sucks if you are a kid in that area that doesn't leave the neighborhood).
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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We get a lot of kids at our house...LOVE IT. If you are a teenager in costume, you get double candy at my house. I would say most of our neighbors hand out candy too. Our kids never had issues filling their bags. I'm out of town for work so no trick or treaters for me .
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: WI
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It was raining out so we didn't have a ton, but usually we do. Kids were polite and in costume. I did see a trailer pulling around a group of kids which was ...interesting (are their legs not functional?) but otherwise it was a pleasant night. I have no idea why parents wouldn't let their kids participate.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:27 PM
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I got a pretty good number of kid school this year. I enjoy it. My only child is 22 and lives 180 miles away and I miss those days.

And I'm in NJ so last year there was no Halloween. Made it extra fun to see kids in costume this year.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We've had more this year than in many years in the recent past. Ours is a "changing" neighborhood. When our kids were T or T age, back 15+ years ago, there were lots of kids. Now they're all grown. The new families don't know us as well.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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When we lived in Atlanta the number of kids trick or treating grew smaller and smaller in our well established neighborhood. I think most people were older with teens or retired empty nesters and there was not much turnover. One year we had only 3 little kids with our neighbors who were the grandparents.

But in our present neighborhood we have tons of kids. We are in a university town which means a lot of turnover so fresh and young kids coming in all the time. Tonight it was very mild. 77 degrees- didn't get dark till 6:30. We had at least 85-100 kids coming through. We let our girls go out by themselves - well with instructions to stay within eye sight of other groups of kids and they were home by 7:30. They hit as many houses as they wanted. One still had to finish her homework so she didn't want to make a long night of it. We turned out the lights and closed shop by 8:10. Very pleasant evening.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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We had a lot, but not as many as previous years. Right at 8:00 the streets emptied.
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