Tight-fisted Tom and the Halloween Treats • 01.18.09
Last year when Tom was 5, I put him in charge of giving out sweets to the trick-or-treaters who knocked on our door. He seemed to enjoy it and I liked not having to answer the door every 5 minutes, so we were both happy. Until I happened to catch sight of what he was doing, that is.
I had put a pile of twixes, flakes, aeros and chewits in an old Roses tin, with the idea that the children would select one a piece. What I hadn’t foreseen was that Tom would take out the twixes, flakes and aeros because they were his favourites, then just give each child who came by one chewit each. And he’d been doing it all night, to everyone who had knocked on the door!
I think this year I’ll have to be in charge of the sweet tin myself, don’t you.