Last night was the first night Wendy and I answered the door for trick-or-treaters in the five years we’ve been married. Between business travel and play rehearsals we’ve just not been around or have forgotten to get candy until it was too late. So, it was fun to see the costumed kids. We even got the annual visit from our friends Nathan and Aaron who brought us some Halloween cookies they’d made with mommy during the day.
When I was growing up, the joke was mandatory for earning your treat. I discovered that trick-or-treating has gone the way of welfare, in which kids feel entitled to the treat without having to actually do anything for it. Nevertheless, there were a precious few who were prepared with a joke. Here are a couple our favorites:
- Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? He didn’t have the guts.
- Where does a sheep get his hair cut? The baa-baa shop.
- What did the light bulb say to his mother? “I wuv you a watt.”