BG: For the past 5 years when we lived in my hometown, on Halloween night I'd take the kids over to my parents and the in-laws so they could see their costumes, after they went trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. My parents were about 5 minutes away and IL's were about 15 so this wasn't a big deal for me to do, and I like the in-laws. Plus they usually gave me some candy as well as sent home some for their son since DH usually stayed at home to hand out the last of the candy to the stragglers while I did this.
Also, when we went it was usually approaching the boys' bedtime and they were tired from walking around our neighborhood, and so was I.
Well we bought a house and moved in January, so this will be our first Halloween in this town, which is about an hour and 15 minutes drive from the IL's. A week ago, DH says "Don't forget to take the boys over to my parent's house on Halloween this year after they've gone trick-or-treating."
I blinked at first, sure that he forgot for a moment that we do live an hour's drive away from his parents, but no, he remembered. I told him that while I love his parents (I really do, they're great people), that's one tradition that's not going to be possible anymore. Especially since we don't wrap up trick or treating usually until 8:30, which means we'd get to the IL's around 9:45, spend maybe 10-15 minutes chatting then turn around and get home around 11pm.