None of the little kids who came by my apartment were dressed up, but they were young enough that I think the problem was more mommy and daddy’s than thiers. I live in a pretty poor area, and even the simplest halloween costume takes a little money and a lot of parental cooperation, which can be hard to come by if mama’s tired out by her two jobs.
Has any one noticed that adults have gotten more and more into Halloween in recent years? All the bars have Halloween parties, and I know a lot of people who throw costume parties on Halloween. This irritates me. Halloween is a children’s holiday, and it only works if the adults are all home to hand out candy. And even if I don’t always want to stay home on the 31st and keep getting up to answer the damned door, I still do it because it is payback for all the fun I had as a child.