Normally I don’t tell a lot of personal stories but this one can’t be skipped. I don’t expect that many of you share this extreme plotted young girl Friday night activity, however , I guess this makes me unique. At age 11,my parents would go out to dinner every Friday night. I was the youngest of five and there were plenty of older siblings and their friends in and out through out the evening. My friends from school and the neighborhood had a tendency to gather at my house for this very reason. No one was too concerned with what we were up to.
We would usually order pizza, prank call boys in our class and watch John Hugh’s movies. One night, just past Halloween, we had run out of candy and our sweet tooth had been on high for so long we were going into over processed sugar withdrawal. So we invented a game, no actually we customized a game. The classic ͞scavenger hunt͟. Everybody knows eleven year old girls would have birthday parties and go on scavenger hunts in the neighborhood. This one had a twist. We created a standard list with all your normal objects then interspersed on this list we added candy and sweet treat items.
We would then eliminate the items that were non food related by scratching them out, giving the impression that we had already collected all of those.. Therefore, the asked for list only contained treats and candy. Most neighbors still had some Halloween candy and they would offer it up generously. We, knowing better would not scratch these items off as received and then we would move on to the next house. One team, one list only treats! How far a kid would go to trick for a treat!