Derek brought Halloween Candy home prior to Halloween because it was on sale at Aldi and he thought he might as well pick some up in case we needed it. We never do. No-one Halloween's here in Australia anyway, and then with the whole clown thingy, parents were terrified to let their kids out … especially if they were dressed as clowns.
I actually think that is brilliant, wish I had thought of it when my kids were going out. We could have stopped the whole Halloween nonsense and saved a heck of a lot of money for both candy and dental bills in the process. We were too busy hugging clowns and making clown dolls and thinking they were cute and the fun part of going to the circus when we should have been terrorizing everyone with them.
Just another missed opportunity from my youth to add to the scrap book my great aunt is keeping on me, in case God forgets anything.
The kids used to come out on the street here but the people at the end of our dead end street are so mean and nasty to everybody that the kids just decided, for their own safety, to create a 10 house radius around them. And those people aren't even dressed as clowns. Go figure. Do you think they vet the people who end up living at the dead part of a dead end street? I only ask because the people on our street seem to have really taken on the spirit of "dead-end" in all they do. It is crazy to see how people, small children and animals who walk down the street seem to hit this invisible wall just when they get close to the dead end houses, and then turn and walk away. Some even run.