Growing up I never remember Halloween being so complicated. Every year on the 31st we would dress up and head out once it started getting dark. I never remember any official announcement of what time it started or ended. And due to the way the city was laid out we could walk through several different neighborhoods as long as we had the stamina to keep going.
But it's a little different here in Louisiana, at least this year. The problem is today is Halloween, but today is also a Sunday. Mostly due to the fact Louisiana is a predominately Catholic state it's been a little tricky. It seems because it's a religious day, some people feel they shouldn't be out trick-or-treating supporting a "devil's holiday." (My thought is if you're so religious you don't believe on trick-or-treating on a Sunday, you probably don't believe in trick-or-treating in general.)
Anyways, some politician in the Parish we live in made some comment that trick-or-treating would not be tonight. Then someone else said it could be tonight. So they pretty much left it up to each area to decide. Simple, right? Not so much.
By looking at our mailing address we live in a specific city. And that city is doing trick-or-treating tonight. Except technically we live outside the city limits, but say 20 ft or so, and in the rural areas surrounding our city trick-or-treating is supposed to happen on Monday. Except the boy's sister also lives just outside the city limits, and her neighborhood decided to trick-or-treat last night.
There wasn't trick-or-treating in our neighborhood last night, so it has to be tonight or tomorrow. I'm just not sure which. Or maybe I'll have trick-or-treaters both nights. I guess I'll just be ready with the candy either way. And if it so happens that we get no trick-or-treaters... well I guess there's just more candy for me!
21 hours ago