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WIBU to bring the pumpkins in?

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HopefullyAnonymous Tue 31-Oct-17 18:03:02

DH loves Halloween. He's carved pumpkins with the dcs, decorated the front door and filled a bowl full of sweets. Lovely. The door has been going nonstop since I got home from work. I have loads to do. I hate Halloween. DH has gone off to work his late shift mumbling about missing all the fun..WIBU to bring the bloody pumpkins in, turn the lights off and enjoy my evening in peace (with sweets!)? I realise I am the Grinch of Halloween, surely I can't be the only one!

AlternativeTentacle Tue 31-Oct-17 18:06:21

No of course not. We are off out to a gig in an hour - will miss it all thankfully. I will be wearing my cape though.

willothewisp17 Tue 31-Oct-17 18:12:01

bring them in, relax and enjoy your night! I won't be running up and down the stairs opening the door that's for sure 😂

Ttbb Tue 31-Oct-17 18:12:10

No. About to bring by mine in myself when DS goes to bed (humouring trick or treaters was purely for his benefit, plus I am almost out of sweets).

Ttbb Tue 31-Oct-17 18:12:51

Also he is going to bed so early because he still hasn't adjusted to changes time. IMm not a grinch I swear.

HopefullyAnonymous Tue 31-Oct-17 18:15:18

I absolutely hate it. I'm grumpy and antisocial after a long day. Hopefully the haribo will go well with a large wine

Christinayangstwistedsista Tue 31-Oct-17 18:15:49

I had lots of stuff but loads of kids have been already so I have runout!

willothewisp17 Tue 31-Oct-17 18:17:24

I was full of big plans for this halloween OP but then sat and realised my daughter is only five months and doesn't give a monkeys and I can't be arsed anyway 😂 I haven't actually had one knock on the door so far tonight! streets are empty!

fedupski Tue 31-Oct-17 18:21:31

I’m currently bed bound due to illness. My DH hasn’t got back from work yet and forgot to put a no trick or treating sign on the door this morning. I’m dreading kids knocking and sending the dog crazy when I can’t get down stairs to answer the door. I usually love Halloween, but not this year.

HopefullyAnonymous Tue 31-Oct-17 18:28:02

Also, most of the "kids" we've had have been far too old to be trick or treating, IMO. Young children I mind less, but teenagers? Really?

Jellycatspyjamas Tue 31-Oct-17 18:28:02

I've got a huge pile of sweetie bags and no-one has come near so far. Am now dreading getting rid of a shit load of chocolate and haribo without my kids seeing them and scoffing the lot!

Leeds2 Tue 31-Oct-17 18:30:59

YWNBU - your DH will never know!

YWBVU to eat Haribo with red wine though!!

HotelEuphoria Tue 31-Oct-17 18:34:03

Mine are grown up so I have the blinds down and the outside lights off.

call me a Halloween Grinch too I feel you like, I have done enough Halloween years in the past. Conscience is clear.

N0tNowBernard Tue 31-Oct-17 18:34:42

Well we only had two knocks at the door and they cleaned me out! I had a huge bucket and the kids just scooped handfuls and handfuls! Never seen anything like it. Had to bring the pumpkin in and turn my Halloween lights off.

Ceto Tue 31-Oct-17 18:35:05

I'm thinking of putting a sign up saying that any trick or treaters who knock during Bake Off will get haunted.

Draylon Tue 31-Oct-17 18:36:06

7 groups already, six were under 6 years old, the last group, a sign of Things To Come, 13-14 year olds with only 3 out of 6 in costume...

Love the tots with mum hovering in the background, hissing 'What do you say?'

Am OK with dressed up teenagers with manners!

And my neighbour's six month old in her pumpkin babygro- aw!

lilyboleyn Tue 31-Oct-17 18:38:20

We’ve no decorations and my baby is frightened so I haven’t answered the door. Until one little darling shouted through the door I was a bitch, at which point I opened it, told him how rude he was and then told his mother who dragged him home...

Laceup Tue 31-Oct-17 18:39:59

I've two baskets by the front door...the nice polite children knocking quietly get sweets...the horrors kicking / banging/ ringing the bell over and over/ shouting / being rude...get raisins...I think when you can't find outfits to fit ( height wise) there lies the clue it's for younger children..I think I've lost a lb tonight with all the up down over the dog gate😀

TizzyDongue Tue 31-Oct-17 18:40:59

I've just started a batch of medication that's completely wiped me out. I don't have the energy to take down all the decorations!! A friend has taken the only one left in the house who goes trick or treating to her house- I'm now waiting with baited breath for either DH or ds1 to come home.

So I think yanbu

Coastalcommand Tue 31-Oct-17 18:41:04

I had a big teenage group, one of whom asked if I had a spare bag for all his treats (I didn't, and was holding a baby and a basket of sweets so didn't fancy going to try to find one).
Muttered 'thanks for nothing!' and left the gate open on his way out.
We've run out of sweets now so I've just brought the pumpkin in (and closed the gate!)

Annaanaconda Tue 31-Oct-17 18:41:16

Hopefully we won't get any teenagers here. My DS attends the local secondary school and they've actually had the police round telling the kids they're too old for trick or treating and how scary it can be for the vulnerable and elderly and the teachers have been giving out 'it's not cool at your age' type messages too.

MrsGuyOfGisbo Tue 31-Oct-17 18:41:23

Surely people don;t knock if there are no pumpkins outside? I thought that etiquette was now an established thing?

MsHarry Tue 31-Oct-17 18:41:34

Mines been out since 5.30 and not one caller!! I think all the kids have grown up. Oh but I do love a Swizzles Drumstick!

MsHarry Tue 31-Oct-17 18:42:29

YANBU by the way. We always only went to decorated houses with out now teens, bring it in and relax.

lilyboleyn Tue 31-Oct-17 18:42:35

We’ve had two lots despite no decorations at all.

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