Doorbell just rang (at around 19:10). Dogs go bananas, as per usual, and I think "not going to answer that as it'll just be someone selling something". Then I think "Hang on a minute. It's dark, late and Sunday. Must be one of the neighbours"
So out I go, to be met with "Trick Or Treat!"
"Goodness" says I (or something similar) "Is it that time of year already?"
So inside I traipse, get the choccy bar box and take it out for them to choose from
It's only when I get back inside that I think to myself "Hang on a minute? Isn't this a bit previous?!"
To be fair, they seemed like decent, sweet little kids and they had their dad waiting behind them on the street, so they weren't opportunist louts. But I'd have loved to have not been wrong-footed and thus able to ask why they were doing this about two weeks early!
Perhaps they'll be away on the "real" TOT night and didn't want to miss out?!