Piggybacking on Big Scare's post, I was taking my daughter and a few of her friends around the neighborhood, they were around 6 or 7. Typically, I'd walk them up near the door, then let them go up on the porch and ring the door bell themselves. We stop at one house that's all lit up and has decorations on the porch, but when the kids ring the doorbell this old guy hanks the door open and starts screaming at them that its too late, blah, blah, blah, and literally scaring the kids. So then I had to step in and shut him down. Then I see he's still got a big bowl of candy just inside the door. To hear my daughter and her friends tell it at the post ToT party, I then proceeded "make" the mean old guy give them the candy he was hoarding. This of course was in total breach of the "pact" we had all made just after "the incident" not to talk about it to the Mom's because we won't want them to get upset. Needless to say, that was the last year I got to take the kids around ToT-ing. Ever since then I'm relegated to handing out the candy. The story does have a silver lining, however, once I started staying home to hand out the candy, I seriously raised the bar on decorations.