My first trick-or-treat 🎃🍬

Lizi Rose

Last night was my first time participating in the Halloween ritual of trick-or-treating. All day, I was bursting with anticipation. I filled big bowls with candy and waited eagerly by the front door, hours before the sun set. I couldn’t wait for the kids to arrive.

But when the doorbell rang, a wave of nervousness overcame me. What am I supposed to say? Do I just hand them candy? Do I let them choose their own candy? Do I have to talk with the parents? How does this whole thing work?

I didn’t celebrate Halloween when I was a kid. In fact, somewhere in my childhood I picked up the notion that October 31st is the devil’s birthday.

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