November 1st...that day of the year when my house as much candy in it as it ever will.
First...I always buy too much. My wife brought home 5 bags, but when we opened them and dumped them into a bowl, that just didn't look like much...and when we had a dozen or so kids visit the house before 5:30, I panicked and ran to the store to buy a few more bags. But, the crowds never really materialized after that, and 4 of the bags I bought remain unopened. I'd bring them into work Monday, but everyone else is going to do that too. Maybe I'll sort through the garage today and donate that candy with and cans I find that are getting close to their 'best by' dates.
Then, of course, there was the candy my young in's brought in, much of which I will need to sample for their safety.
What we have here are a ninja, and a Corpse Bride. It was my pleasure to escort them while mom stayed home and gave out the candy. We walked for just about an hour...there was no real nasty weather to speed us along our way. Realistically, the older one only has 2-3 more years of this, so...it's something to be savored rather than done begrudgingly.