This was our first Halloween in the house so we were not sure whether to expect kids at the door or not.  We thought it better to be prepared though and so the manservant bought candy which he wished he had been given when he was a kid. 

It took about 20 knocks at the door for the candy to be all gone.  The eldest kids we got were about 10 and the youngest looked about 3 years old and managed to fall off our "stoop" into my azaleas.  Poor little guy – he did bounce back up pretty quickly when the candy came out though.

Quite early in the evening there was a group of 4 and one child hung back as the others reached forward for their treat.  The manservant asked him: "what about you?"

I laughed as the boy replied:  I'm full !!

I thought kids just took candy anyway!


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  1. I'm a huge spoilsport when it comes to Halloween in Australia – just saying it sounds incongruous. The clan used to live in a predominantly indigenous part of Perth and there was one evening when these young Aboriginal kids came trick-or-treating. They didn't get one thing from me but a 5 minute lecture about what they knew about Halloween and if they really want to copy something as foreign as that, compared to their own culture stretching back thousands of years. They all walked away rather bewildered; I never saw them again after that.

  2. Even though I laugh at Ninja I find myself with alarming similarities.
    The doorbell rang on Friday night. Lizzie came and said
    there are kids at the door wanting lollies, what'll I tell 'em
    I said
    tell 'em it's Australia, we don't do that shit here

  3. I've been here 8 years but we lived in an apartment block which did not
    allow children to knock on doors – they used to give out candy from the
    front desk – so I have avoided it till now. I am surprised at how "big" it is here – there are people who think it should be a holiday! Oh – one of the funniest questions I have been asked here, more than once, is if we celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia!!

  4. It was such a strange thing to hear a child say! LOL – we had a couple of mothers grab candy which annoyed the manservant! The costumes were the usual princesses, super heros and ghouls – nothing really stood out. The tiny little 3 year old was spiderman – he looked so sweet peering in the glass door – and then falling in the garden.

  5. I have to laugh at the kid who was full! He has been well-raised on one hand, but completely misses the point of going around gathering candy, Apparently he had been eating as he got. At least you did some little goblins and not the older set.

  6. we had 3 they are getting less and less out here in the countryside any who might have shown up probably went to a friends place in the villages where they could get more candy! BUT yes kids say the most damn explained things, nice to not have a censor on their mouths at that age!

  7. Yes – I thought the object was to get a big bag of goodies, tip it out at home to count and swap. LOL. I probably would not be able to resist eating as I went though – very poor self control!

  8. When it started to get towards dark and no-one had knocked we were wondering if we were going to have to eat all the candy ourselves. When the bowl started getting low we were worrying that we were going to run out! We turned the lights off when we had 3 little chocolates left – I think it was almost 9.30 anyway.

  9. lol re the bouncing 3 year old!I hope your azaleas are OK.That's great you didn't have any large urinating people arrive — considering some of the things you've told us. Wow! you're brave — I wouldn't have opened my door — you could have had a racoon show up — they wear masks all year…..Seriously– I'm glad it went well — did you take pix?

  10. LOL – large urinating people would have ruined the experience…. my azalea survived a king size mattress falling on it so the little kid hardly made a dent. The manservant opened the door each time just incase it was a racoon – LOL.
    I thought about taking photos but then thought it might seem a bit strange to be taking photos of other people's children – parents can be a bit sensitive about that.

  11. LOL … yes we Aussies quite often say it how it is! Every year at Thanksgiving I get asked if we celebrate it in Australia … I used to just politely say "no" but now I'm more likely to ask "Why would we celebrate it?" and then give them a history lesson.

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