On Halloween I took a family from my daycamp and my 9 year old sister trick or treating. The family from my daycamp had never been before. Funny thing about trick or treating… there is kind of proper etiquette for how it’s done.
Rule #1 – Ring the doorbell once. Not 18 times. It’s halloween, people are expecting you. It’s likely that they’re only inches from their door. Just relax.
Rule #2 – Don’t push. There is 5 of you, you need to take turns… you will all get candy – that is the point.
Rule #3 – Don’t grab the candy. Open your bag and smile like the nice, well-behaved children we all know you are (a small percentage of the time). Nobody wants your grubby hands in their candy bowl.
Rule #4 – Don’t stop other children on the road to see what’s in their bag. You can’t have it. I mean, seriously.
Maybe I’ll write these up and distribute them before we go next year. Even without, it was a very entertaining and enjoyable GONG show 🙂