Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Will Trick-or-Treat Be Different?


 Admittedly, it's not as easy as it once was for me to pause the TV and pry myself out of the recliner to answer the door, but I used to actually enjoy doing it on Halloween. My wife and I got a real kick from the little ones in their costumes. I enjoyed dispensing candy. (Admit it--you, like me, give out the stuff you don't much care for first, saving the things you like for last and secretly hoping you'll get some).

But this year promises to be different. Not just because it falls on a weekend (glad it's not on a Sunday, which calls forth a lot of comment, which I won't get into here). But because of the specter of Covid-l9. Is it really worth catching it to get some candy? What about costumes plus masks? And some "experts" are even saying that both Halloween and Thanksgiving should take on a new look, and be celebrated in splendid isolation. If you're the type who really looks ahead, what about Christmas?

I know what we'll probably do--prepare with a bit of candy, mainly things that we'll have around the house for our own enjoyment, but not be too disappointed if the doorbell doesn't ring. And as for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I'm sure my wife has plans. Personally, I'll take it one day at a time. How about you?

5 comments:

Priscilla Bettis said...

Our county sheriff's office has asked kids not to trick-or-treat this year, so we don't expect many kids (if any at all). We have candy ready, but if we don't get any trick-or-treaters, we'll each pick a piece (Snickers for me, Smarties for the hubster) then hurry and throw the rest in the garbage can to squelch temptation.:-)

Richard Mabry said...

Priscilla, I admire your willpower. Surely the youth program at your church or something similar could use the candy, rather than seeing it in the garbage can? Or, failing that, you could send it to me, and I'd make good use of it. : )

Patricia Bradley said...

This year I will probably just not turn my light on, although I will probably pick up candy for the kids across the street. The guy I've been dating for a hundred years--it's his birthday and we'll probably go to Cracker Barrel and have breakfast for supper. Don't eat too much candy, Richard!

Richard Mabry said...

Since we live in an area with very few children, we often don't get visitors after the first hour or so. Guess I'll have to eat some of the left-overs myself. (Sigh)

Priscilla Bettis said...

Haha, Richard, I see how you snuck that in there. Actually, the youth group isn't a bad idea for leftover candy.