If you watch The New Girl at all (and if you don't- you should!), you know that one of the main characters -Nick Miller- is known as the grumpy one. His roommates are constantly telling him he's mean, he doesn't smile and he's going to become a grumpy old man before he knows it.
I think Jared and I are turning into Nick Miller. Tonight is Halloween and we will not be passing out candy. And we didn't pass any out last year. Are we bad people?? For not helping innocent little kids celebrate a holiday? Well, let me back up a minute before you judge us. Our first year in our house we spend probably $50 on candy, filled a ginormous tub with it and sat out ready to see cute little kids in costumes and hand out candy for a couple hours.
Now picture this. I'm pulling into my neighborhood after work on trick-or-treat night, about 30 minutes before it starts and there are just masses of people. Masses. Parking in other people's driveways, on side streets, in the abandoned building's parking lot. People, strollers and costumes are EVERYWHERE. Apparently our neighborhood is so large that everyone in town brings their kid to trick-or-treat here. Which would explain why we were wiped out of candy in 45 minutes. $50 only got us 45 minutes?! You've got to be kidding me!!
And don't get me started on the teenagers who smear black eyeliner on and pretend it's a costume and ask for candy. Or the parents with their 8 week old baby holding out a bag for them. I have to seriously put candy in there for your child who has no teeth?! Something is clearly not right here.
So we've officially turned into those grumpy neighbors. Last year we turned out all the lights in the house and hunkered down to watch some scary movies. Tonight? We'll be hitting the gym and then watching our Bengals in the primetime spot tonight against the Miami Dolphins. Sorry kids, we're the grumpy neighbors and we don't have candy.