Saturday, October 30, 2010
I have not liked Halloween for many years and here's why. I'm not a grinch who stole Halloween. I just think it's not a good idea to teach kids to beg and then put anything in their mouths that strangers give them. I know parents often accompany the children, but in today's world that might not be a total deterrent.
I'm not against kids wearing costumes and having a great time! I'm 75 years old and I still wear a costume to a "Fall Festival" for the children at our church! We have game rooms etc. and the kids "earn" prizes. And yes, they are almost always candy.
Once a year isn't going to hurt the kids, for Pete's sake!
Let them have a great time! It's far healthier than teaching them to beg at strangers' doors and eat anything they are given. We've all heard stories of candy laced with broken glass or drugs and other such things. Don't let it be your kids!
Have a Happy October 31st!