OK internets, I am in an ethical quandry of unrivalled magnitude. Tommorrow, if you did not know, is HALLOWEEN. We dig Halloween in these here parts, especially as one parent grew up in desperate environment where there was no halloween. (And by "no halloween" I mean none of the loot-getting activities that typify this fine, fine nation. I hear this has all changed now, but too late for ME!).
So here's the dilemma. My boy is gifted with parents who both like to accompany him on his loot-getting trip. We love it. We both bicker over who should stay at home and give out candy. We both want to be there for those precious, precious moments when he says "trick or treat!!!" (and then complains bitterly and audibly over being given non-candy treat like a spider ring or someshit. we've raised him well, my people).
Question: is it ok to leave your house festooned with lit up punkins on the doorstep, but with NO light on to invite T and Ters? (last year we left a basket of candy with dumbass instructions of "please take only a couple!!!!!!!!!" on a playful little paper ghost notice. Yes. We're schmucks. And Yes, there was carnage on our front lawn that evidenced early-evening teen-frenzying of said basket).
I await impatiently for your sage advice.