Monday, November 4, 2013


This Halloween we went trick or treating on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. We stopped at all the various stores. The kids were happy to fill their 99 cent store plastic pumpkin baskets with candy loot. 

As we were collecting the goods I kept thinking about how different it was trick or treating when I was little. I lived in a ten story building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We used to ring every apartment doorbell and try to get as much candy as possible. 

Then I thought about how trick or treating would be for kids who grew up in the suburbs or the country. It must be fun to knock on actual house doors! I've never had that experience as a city kid. 

How was your Halloween?  Boo! 

1 comment:

  1. oh gosh, I remember my sister doing this when she was about that age. I was glad when she grew out of it, and I know my mom was, too. (And my mom is NOT known for her patience, so you can imagine how much the screaming from my sister/the yelling from my mom just totally set my quiet little nerves on edge.) I wish I had some suggestions, but all I can offer are my sincere condolences in the loss of your families (and neighbors) eardrums!


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