More Tricks than Treats

Since when did Halloween become all about candy, and not about dressing up?
Don’t get me wrong, I always loved the candy. Probably even more than the dressing up. But I still liked wearing a costume, and I knew I had to dress up to go knock on someone’s door.
Not the kids in our neighborhood. We’ve had several trick-or-treaters so far tonight. It’s 8:30, and I’d say we’ve probably had about 20 people knock on our door wanting candy, but I’d say maybe four were in costume. We had two draculas, and I can’t remember what the other costumes were. The really sad part, is kids will ride their bikes up to the house, alone, not in costume, with a Kroger sack, and ask for candy. They’re not even trying to pretend they’re in the spirit. It’s like we’re the candy store drive thru.
I’ll make my kids dress up. They may hate me for it, but they’re going to have to work for that candy -then give half of it to mom.