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October 30th

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sitting here patiently (not) waiting for Tesco to arrive with our shopping. We only have one of these deliveries every now & again & Pete will still have to nip out to Morrisons for the odd things we like from there that Tesco don't do. We've already been out to the Vets this morning with the 2 older cats for their 6 monthly Healthy Pet Club check-ups. Abbi doesn't have to go till December & I swear she sat on the garage roof going...na..na...ne....nana to Brandi & Cardi as we drove off in the car.
I'm probably going to upset a few people now with what I'm going to say next, but hopefully by the end, you will understand why I am saying it....... I don't look forward to the evenings so much in the winter as we have to close the curtains & pretend we are not in most of the time. I've seen a lot of things on here saying how lovely it is with trick or treating and I would agree....up to a point. When the local kids in our street were younger, it wasn't so bad, the mums used to bring them all round at a certain time & they were quite happy when given a few sweets. Over the years it has become a real problem, we get older teenagers from a local estate standing in the middle of the street but sending their younger brothers & sisters round to ask for money, if you offer sweets they're not interested & you get a mouthful of abuse from the kids & the teenagers. They tend to start all this at the beginning of October & finish half way through November. Then the same kids turn up 1st week in Dec singing one line of 'Away in a Manger'. When you ask them 'when Halloween/bonfire night/Christmas is?' they haven't got a clue. So please forgive me if I sound like a kill joy but I think we are quite within our rights to say that round here maybe this sort of thing should be banned.
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  • KAPERK1
    That is so, so awful. I guess the police don't do anything about the situation.
    I was over visiting friends on the south coast and had to catch a later train to see them. I couldn't believe the teenagers on the train. I told my friends and they said the railway workers don't interfere.
    3394 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6626105
    I feel awfull now, I'm a childminder and one family I care for have 3 children, aged 7, 4 and 9 months, they dont live local, but who should knock on my front window Sunday evening at 5.30, but those 3 little beautiful girls all dressed up, expecting a treat, and grumpy old me had nothing for them, and they even bought me and the husband a halloween cake, they had to make do with some wine gums, I will be prepared next year just en-case.
    Janet.
    3395 days ago
  • HILTONKILL
    we did the same today... :-)
    3398 days ago
  • JULIAOAK
    I can see where you are coming from on this subject - it is difficult!! I have bought some treats for the kids to give out if any of their new friends come round tomorrow but if we talk about halloween my two get a bit scared and worked up about ghosts and ghoulies!! emoticon
    3399 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6626105
    In our street we tend not to get the trick or treaters, there's no young children in our street, and we live at the top of a bank,which is a dead end, so adolesents tend not to be bothered to walk up the street to get there rewards, they like it nice and easy, terrace houses on flat roads where they dont after walk far, but I'll keep the curtains shut and TV on so if they do venture up the street I wont hear them! whats that programme called? Grumpy old Men/Women, thats what we are Jude. Just been my parents house, and they've got all the treats set out ready, but they get the nice little children like you said with the parents supervising them.
    Janet
    3399 days ago
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