Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Quest For Candy

Trick-or-treating began early this year...around three o'clock in the afternoon! I didn't get home until 4:30, but within minutes heard a knock at the door and the familiar chant, "trick or treat!" As I opened my front door, armed with both candy bowl and camera, these were the faces that greeted me. Almost as sweet as the treats, don't you think?

Notice that some of the children were toting pillow cases instead of traditional Halloween bags. A pillow case full of candy? Was that child-like optimism or seasoned realism at work? I'm almost afraid to ask! As a teacher, sugar overload seems a lot more frightening than any Halloween ghost or goblin. I'm sure there are plenty of teachers out there, as well as parents, who would agree.

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First Trick or Treaters

This trick-or-treater, a student in my class, happily rode alone. He suggested that being on his own might increase the amount of candy he'd receive! I forgot to ask him how it worked out.

Lone Trick or Treater2

And then, sometimes they arrived in bundles...full of giggles and smiles and just a little bit frosty.

Candy Quest

Trick or Treat Transportation

4 comments:

Steve said...

Hey, Kimberlee. Where I was, I saw the first trick-or-treaters going around at 4:30. Cool pictures of the kids in the snow!

Kimberlee said...

Thanks, Steve. I'm really glad you liked the photos. Kind of funny getting snow on your candy, huh? I guess I just associate trick-or-treating with a dark, chilly night and a full moon. Daytime trick-or-treating doesn't seem the same. I'm sure the candy is just as sweet though. :)

Kathy said...

Kimberlee,
What great memories I have of the kids during that time. I dressed as a gypsy and the kids kept asking what I was supposed to be. It didn't take long to understand that not only are they physically isolated, but culturally as well.
We had neither trick or treaters nor snow. Lucky you, to have both.

Kimberlee said...

Hi, Kathy! So great to hear from you! It WAS kind of neat to have trick-or-treaters with snow on their caps. Ha! Snow-capped trick-or-treaters! :)