Warm temps and a little rain made for just a fine Halloween night in Wellesley, and kids weren’t complaining about the full-size bars doled out by some either.
We’ve gone the full-size route in recent years, and it definitely gets the kids excited (handing out full-size bars is apparently even national news, per The Today Show and MSN Money: “What handing out full-size candy bars on Halloween says about you, according to behavioral economists”). Some kids even say “Thank You” without prompting from parents. A greedy few ask if they can have 2.
When a parade of kids came to our door early on, the usual nerves kicked in about whether we’d bought enough. I mentioned to Mrs. Swellesley that maybe we’d wound up on some app directing kids to full-size houses.
But about 100 trick-or-treaters later, only a handful of candy bars remained. It seems as if our data analytics have become really sophisticated, though we were surprised that Snickers bars have become so unpopular.
Meanwhile, there was a missed opportunity over near Morses Pond, where Swellesley devotee LR reports they were handing out full-size bars but had just one taker.
If only they lived in the Mayo Road neighborhood of Wellesley, where apparently half the kids in town live.
Did you ever hear about the time Mrs. Swellesley dressed up as a gorilla for Halloween?