kitty in the dark
We had a total of 59 trick or treaters between 6:00and 8:30. DH's favorite was a teen-aged couple dressed as penguins. They were large penguins, so we asked if they were Emperor penguins. They giggled and blushed. I think they had lost a bet.
My favorite was a young pirate girl. First she asked if she could pet our cats. Then she pointed out her crown and assured me that she was a "Piwate Qween" Then, after a happy few moments choosing her candy, she twinkled at me and said, "Sank you." Before she got off the porch she whirled around and said, "Mahk's in da stwoller. Twick-r-twee for Mahk?" (I think she meant, "Mark's in the stroller. Trick or treat for Mark?") It took her another several minutes to decide what Mark would like. "No MnMs cuz he could sshoke. An no - - - Mom, kin he have shocklet?" She eventually selected a hershey bar for Mark, got clear off the porch, then whirled again. "Oh, sank yew fah Mahk!" I think that young lady has the makings of a successful CEO.
Lots of pirates last night. And LOTS of fairies. More commercial costumes than usual. Also, kids were decked with glowsticks as crowns, bracelets, necklaces and wands. It made them lots more visible. Since there was neither rain nor freezing wind, so the accompanying parents were comfortable and congenial, and liberally supplied with flashlights, hand lanterns, and steaming beverages. It was a lovely night, all things considered. And we have 31 left-over candy bars.