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I bought nearly $30 worth of candy today--and I thought I entirely over-bought. Two HUGE bowls full. FI was allowing tricker-treaters to grab handfuls at first, until I told him that he'd run out if he kept doing it (which he, of course, did not believe me). Well. Half an hour, and we were out of candy. We had lines all the way down the driveway. We live in an old neighborhood near a university, that has a population of lots of older couples--we were definitely invaded by some of the downtown area! Not to mention...everyone's parents were driving them in cars, and the houses are like 10 feet apart. Seriously?
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    My aunt was telling me that her neighborhood gets TONS of kids, but no actual kids live there. They are "imported" because the houses are so close together so you dont have to take as much time to hit up as many houses. We havnt had ANY kids, so send some of yours my way.
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    Seriously is right.  That's crazy.  I'm guilty of doing that - the driving thing.  Especially when it's cold out.
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    I'm going to be out of candy before 8:00 and I got enough for 100 TOTers.  The little ones are so cute though and I must admit that I'm impressed with their manners.  I haven't had one child NOT say please and thank you.
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    It's cold--but not that cold. We used to drive when I was younger--but I also lived in a farm town--miles between other houses. The streets are packed. The sidewalks are packed--it's pure insanity. I've seen a total of two kids in this neighborhood the whole time I've lived here--I wish my parents would have thought of doing this when I was younger.
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    the kids just go up and down the fire stairs.  The really smart ones start on the top floor and work down ;)
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    Ever since I moved out of my parents' house I've been living in apartment complexes with locked security doors, so I've never had trick or treaters.  We moved back to the country (there's no lock on our security door) a few months ago, but I didn't even think to get candy for tonight.  We've been bombarded with kids and I don't have my car so I can't go out and buy candy.  I haven't been opening the door.  One kid actually stood outside the door screaming "I know you're in there!  Open the door.  I can see your lights!  I WANT CANDY!"
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    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
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    Yay! I just got my first 3 and it's 730! I live in an apartment complex that has 12 apts per building. The doors are close together, so the kids banged on all doors and yell "TRICK OR TREAT". I was the only one who opened up a door. I let them take huge handfulls. Although the 3 yr old only took 1 smartie.
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    A friend of mine had a kid open her front door earlier tonight and shout inside "IS ANYBODY HOME??", she had no candy yet so she wasnt answering. I cant believe a kid would be so brazen as to just open someones front door!
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    Wow, betrothed.  That's some ballsy kid.  Our porch light is off -- we're all boarded up inside.  We're lame.
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    My door is deadbolted, so I shouldn't have to worry about the kids actually opening my door.  Phew!
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    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
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    One kid actually stood outside the door screaming "I know you're in there! Open the door. I can see your lights! I WANT CANDY!"wow, along with the list of apartments that want trick or treaters, there are some reminders about behavior in the building.  That kid would be out of the building within 5 minutes.
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    Someone put a dummy out in the hallway leading up to my apartment so they don't have to answer the door.  It's kind of creepy.  I definitely jumped when I saw it earlier today.  Maybe I'll take a pic a bit later when the kids are gone.
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    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
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    It's 6:30 and we haven't had one, which is weird because our houses are close together and I know there's lots of kids in the area.  Poo.  We better get some...I have tons of candy!
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    Betrothed---that is horrifying! Some kids, I swear.... ....We had a lot of babies (parents getting candy for themselves), and repeat offenders. We also got a lot of older kids --high school or so--that just showed up with no costume, and their backpacks. I wish we would have set rules in advance for candy.
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    wow, along with the list of apartments that want trick or treaters, there are some reminders about behavior in the building. That kid would be out of the building within 5 minutes.I wish my complex was like that.  Honestly though, they don't care.  I'm just waiting for the next kid to do it.  I was thinking of taunting them through the door.  Then when they egg my door management can clean it up.  Ok, so I won't do that, but I'll imagine it :)
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    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
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    betrothed,  I think it's easier here because no one from outside the building is allowed in to TOT unless they are with someone who lives in the building.Ideal for the kids here and quite safe.  850 apartments = great Halloween loot ;)
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    Definitely.  Every apartment I've lived in up until this point was the same way. It was awesome.
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    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
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    We lived in an apartment building (small, about 10 units) for a few years and didnt get anyone. That neighborhood was kinda sketchy though. Last year we were in a townhouse and sat in the driveway, we handed out tons of candy, it was nice. This year we are in our new house and we had about 5 people. :( I hate kids, but if you dress them up, I somehow think they are cute. Why did we move to suburbia if we cant hand out candy!? I think the street isnt well lit enough.
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    We also get a lot of the older teenagers with no costumes. But even worse, we get parents, no costumes, carrying their own pillowcases, who TOT with or without children. My first instinct is to scream "Get the hell off my porch!" like the crochety old woman I am becoming, but I'm pretty sure that would get our house egged.
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    We made jackolanterns and decorated, I have probably $20 worth of candy. Not one trick or treater. None of my neighbors look like they are open for business. There are no houses on the other side of the street, so I thought we might not get swamped, but come on. Apparently kids are swarming one street over.
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    No kids here.  Last year we bought candy but no one came.  This year DH wanted to buy candy and I refused.  I knew I would have eaten it all.
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    My old neighborhood used to get invaded.  Lots of houses, right at the edge of town, so we got all the kids from other counties.  One year I had to drive down the wrong side of the road to get home because they double parked on the main road (which has a median).Our townhouse here, though, gets 2 - 10 kids/year.  Which means we have a lot of leftover candy, if anybody wants to send me their address.  :)
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    I used to live in Texas, VERY close to the border.  We would get truckloads of kids all night long.  Mostly with grocery sacks and without costumes, probably because they didn't have any.  I would stop counting when 250 kids came to my house, and that wouldn't be the end of it. 
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