After about an hour the kids got tired. After we took my 5 YO back to the house I said to my 10 YO, "Hey, if you want to go back out and get more candy, I'll go with you."
Man I would have LOVED if my dad had said that. When we were kids it seemed like our parents always wanted to quit long before us. In fact, I remember running house to house way ahead of my folks. And we always got BIG bags of candy.
My son said, "No, dad, there aren't many houses left anyway."
"WHAT!" I thought. "You are a kid and you are choosing not to go out for more candy. What is this world coming to."
I guess my kids aren't as excited about candy as I was. Perhaps candy was harder to come by during the 1980s as it is today.
But that's not necessarily true. When I was a kid and I went hallo weening, my parents used to let me take my tricks back to my room where they stayed. My wife and I put all their candy in a bowl and only allow then 1-2 pieces a day -- if that much.
So maybe kids are simply more health conscious today. Or, perhaps they are just so used to sitting in front of electronics that doing a little walking -- being competitive for candy -- is simply too much work.
Still, it was a fun trick or treating with my own version of Bill Clinton, big cow and a newborn cow.