So the other night, I was trick or treating with my kids and a friend of my daughter. When we got to one of the houses, which was lavishly decorated for the holiday, a man opened the door holding his phone.
"Before I give you candy," the man said to the kids, "can I take your picture?"
So he took a photo of my kids while I waited on the curb, feeling extremely uncomfortable about the whole thing. Then they took candy from him and left.
Later, the mom of my daughter's friend whispered to me that man always takes photos of the trick or treaters, and she finds it really creepy, but never says anything. My husband said he wanted to tell the guy not to do it, but it all happened so fast and the kids were already running ahead to the next house.
I still don't know what to make of the whole thing. Doesn't the guy realize how creepy it is that he's taking photos of random kids? But then again, they're all wearing masks or costumes... it's not like they were in bathing suits. But somehow it just seems like someone should tell him to STOP.
I'm glad I don't live in that guy's neighborhood.