Friday, 2 November 2012

Treats


There were several little monsters that came around for treats. But two kids who came knocking at the door, I found a little poignant. 

The boy was about nine and the girl eleven I'm guessing. On their own in the dark and hardly dressed up at all. He had a red spot on his cheek and she held a wand. Both were terribly sweet and didn't grab eager handfuls of the sweets. I even had to encourage them to take more! 

Two thoughts struck me. One, why were they out and about on their own, and two, why were their parents not more enthusiastic in making sure a magical night was just that, magical? Their eagerness was no doubt dampened by the lack of interest shown by their parents. How sad. 

Not all the sweets above were taken up, so forcing me to nibble away. Tough job, but someone has to do it.

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