In all of my years in NYC I have no idea if kids trick or treat here. It seems in a city this size where you don't know your neighbors, mothers may be hesitant to let their precious kids go door to door begging sweets from strangers. Certainly this goes against the edict "Don't take candy from strangers" which was drilled into my head during a 1st grade assembly.
I sent M out to buy some bags of Halloween treats. "Get the good stuff," I said as he dashed off to Duane Reade. "No Tootsie Pops or crap like that." He came back with bags of chocolate - Milky Ways and Three Musketeer Bars and Snickers. "Hmmmmm. Yummy," I said as I put the bags in the bottom of the cabinet. Too bad there wasn't a lock.
All week long I would grab a few pieces here and there. "While you are up," I batted my eyelashes at M, "Can you grab me a few little pieces of chocolate." Dutifully, M would leave a few on my nightstand before I went to sleep. So it shouldn't have come as a surprise to me when I went to put the candy in a bowl this morning. I pulled the thinned out bag from the cabinet and dumped the remaining contents into a large plastic green bowl. I shook the bag, looked inside it, checked the bowl and scratched my head. Where did all the candy go?
I guess we will need to make another candy run before tonight, but then again do kids in this city even trick or treat?? I guess we will find out this evening.