Anybody else do something inventive when giving out goodies last night?
For several years now I had been putting all my candy in a large bowl and either giving it out myself or let the kids take. My problems with this were that kids would take too much (enough to satisfy a small African villiage in some cases), or take forever to find what they wanted, or be unhappy with what they were given.
I was trying to decide on a costume, then a way to solve both problems presented itself. I found an Obi Wan Kenobi (from Episode 1) costume in my closet. I went online and printed up several symbols from the Star Wars canon (Rebel Alliance symbol, Empire, and Jedi Knight) on paper, about 4 x 4 inches. I put candy underneath the paper, then the kids were invited to "Use the Force" and choose. Once I remember to tell them to leave the paper, it went pretty well. No complaints this year.
I was asked where my light saber was. I told them it was broken, but did they know anyplace on this world I could find a large crystal shard I could use to fix it?