We were so wrong.
Round about 6:45 we finished dinner and turned the porch light on. We started out giving 2 pieces of candy to each kid, but by 7:15 had switched to 1 piece each. By 7:45 we were completely out of candy and they were still coming. We turned the porch light off and went for a walk around the neighborhood, and there were many, many groups of kids and parents walking around, and a number of cars parked off in the section of the neighborhood that's still being built, left there by people who'd driven in from outside the neighborhood. We got home at 8:15 and they were STILL COMING. They all respected the "porch light off, don't ring the doorbell" rule, though.
Anyway, the two best costumes this year were both boys, one around 6 or 7 years old dressed as a NASA astronaut, and one about 10 or 12 who was dressed as a green plastic Army man, who put his base down, posed, and rang the doorbell so that we opened the door to a perfectly frozen figure. :D It was a fairly good homemade costume created from green duct tape, I think, and not one of the ones you can buy. Many, many photos of similar costumes on Google Images, if you're some sort of furriner and not familiar with them.
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