13+ Things Your Trick-or-Treater Won’t Tell You
This Halloween, we turned to the experts (kids!) to give us the scoop on how to score the most candy while trick-or-treating and more.
1. Old people are either very generous or give you one peanut. There is no in-between.
-Excerpted from Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind: Thoughts on Teacherhood, copyright © 2009 by Phillip Done (Center Street/Hachette, $22.99).
3. Good loot: Tootsie Rolls, Kit Kats, Nerds, Twizzlers, Jolly Ranchers, Starbursts, Skittles, Snickers, and Whoppers. Bad loot: toothbrushes.
4. Pillowcases hold twice as much as plastic grocery bags and three times as much as plastic orange pumpkins.
6. Handing out candy is like serving wine at a party. People serve the good stuff first and save the not-so-good stuff for later. The longer you stay out on Halloween night, the worse the candy gets.
10. When parents chaperone, moms say ‘Be careful’ and ‘Remember your manners.’ Dads say ‘Wha’d ya get?’
13. Do not show your teacher what you have in your lunch bag the day after Halloween. Otherwise, he might point to his ‘Official Halloween Candy Taste Tester’ button and ask for all your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
19. The later you stay out, the better chance people will give you a handful of candy rather than just one piece; they don’t think they will have many more visitors.