Last night, I was talking to some neighborhood kids who were out trick-or-treating. They are from my neighborhood, so I wasn’t surprised to see them out. Then one of them said “When we’re done here, we’re going to go to Frostburg, and then to Bel Air”. Well, trick-or-treating hours were from 5:30 to 9PM, so there was plenty of time to hit more than one neighborhood. But I have this vague feeling that neighborhood hopping is wrong. Perhaps because it places an unfair burden on the adults actually buying the candy. I don’t mind supplying the kids in my neighborhood with candy, but I don’t think it’s fair to have to provide kids from other neighborhoods with candy, too.
Kids from the rural areas, who have no “neighborhood” to speak of should certainly feel free to go to the nearest neighborhood and trick-or-treat there.
So, how do you all feel about the neighborhood hopping? Am I perhaps taking it too seriously? (I do that sometimes).