Later that night, as is custom at our house the kids picked out their 10 choices for candy to keep. the rest got put aside for the Great Pumpkin in hopes of a trade for some non-sugar coated present. Last year, the Great Pumpkin disappointed.... betrayed Sophie, by giving the kids a bowling game instead of the doll that dances when you push a button as she so clearly asked. This year we had better results. Sophie got a pretty little doll (all cloth, dark skin and hair ... no Barbies here!) Will got a Superhero dress up kit (cape, mask, power bracers). I got a ton of candy for my office and any students who come by.