I actually never cared much about the candy, even when I was a kid, but I adored the license to roam the streets in a costume after dark and knock on strangers' doors. I still do love that, so much so that I said I was going to costume and roam the streets this Halloween, when my 12-yr-old daughter (my youngest) announced she wasn't going to TOT. However, now that the holiday is getting closer, she has agreed to go to the one street near our house where most of the houses go all out. It will be a good compromise, I guess. She says she really wants to stay in and watch scary movies on TV. I'm OK with that, but I really want to do both.