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Old 10-31-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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When do you "End" trick or treating?

Let me preface this by saying my kids are 2 years old and 10 months old. We didn't do a full trick or treating last year, just our next door neighbor's houses. So, we definitely don't have much experience with this...

We went over to a mom friend's house for Trick or Treating with our play group kids. All the kids are around the same age (within a couple of months), but we were the only ones to call it quits after about 30-45 minutes of ToTing, and head home. Was this too early?

The mom friend (the one who had everyone over) acted as if we were forcing my daughter to stop ToTing, and that it was just so sad that we were leaving.
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For that young of age, a half hour to an hour is plenty. What difference does it make to anyone else? LOL
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We go around our block and that's it. DD is 5. She was the one that actually asked to go home. We use the pumpkin buckets from Target, and when hers is about 3/4 full, she is usually ready to quit. The buckets get kinda heavy for a little kid to carry, and she isn't about to let me carry it! We did about 30 from about 6-6:30ish. DS goes to bed at 7 since he gets up at the crack of dawn for preschool, and DD needed to practice violin, so the first time she said "I'm kinda tired." I was all over heading for home. It was cold here!
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We go around our block and that's it. DD is 5. She was the one that actually asked to go home. We use the pumpkin buckets from Target, and when hers is about 3/4 full, she is usually ready to quit. The buckets get kinda heavy for a little kid to carry, and she isn't about to let me carry it! We did about 30 from about 6-6:30ish. DS goes to bed at 7 since he gets up at the crack of dawn for preschool, and DD needed to practice violin, so the first time she said "I'm kinda tired." I was all over heading for home. It was cold here!
my ds just turned 5, and thats how i knew we were done too, lol. we hit about 4 blocks, but there were only 3 or 4 houses on each block, so not that many... we were done in 30-45 minutes.

he was also hot, it was in the mid 80's i think, and he said the muscles on his power ranger costume "sweated him".... when he started taking it off, we were done, lol.
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Re: When do you "End" trick or treating?

Ours is only an hr long but dd was done after 40 minutes.
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My kids are 6, 5, 3, 2, and 11 months. We trick or treated for about an hour. We didn't have a plan, just figured we'd go until we got tired. It was all in our own neighborhood. We brought the stroller and my 11 month old rode in it the whole time, the 2 year old ended up in it at the very end. If either one of them had gotten fussy we would've ended it sooner, but they were all having a blast. I don't think there is really any set time, it just depends on the kids!
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Re: When do you "End" trick or treating?

we visit about 10 houses. we stop and chat though so its between 30 minutes and an hour total. the kids are way done by then and begging to go home. and thats with just the 6 year old walking. the 2 and 4 year olds are in a wagon and the 4 month old in the stroller
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Some of the kids were being carried and the parents kept leading on. That's what I found very odd. If she can't walk she doesn't need more candy, right?!!
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Some of the kids were being carried and the parents kept leading on. That's what I found very odd. If she can't walk she doesn't need more candy, right?!!
That is our rule. We brought a wagon and when the kids wanted a ride that meant they were done and we went home. We did a 2 streets and 2 houses on our street, it made a big circle and took about an hour. The kids were my nieces age d6 and 4 and my daughter who will be 3 in December. The baby was with us too but she just rode in the ring sling.
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Some of the kids were being carried and the parents kept leading on. That's what I found very odd. If she can't walk she doesn't need more candy, right?!!
Love that.
My older son first went to ToT when he was 3yo. The younger was 2yo but I let him go only because he is his older brother tail.
He said "done" after 30 min walk around the block.
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