Happy Halloween???

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. emoticon

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. emoticon 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! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    We have a Fall Family Fest at my church. There are prizes for the kids, from toys to bicycles, And cars to washer & dryer for the adults. All items are donated & there is no charge to anyone. It's a way for the church to minister to the community & to give the parents an alternative to Trick-or-treating.
    2793 days ago
  • FLAME42
    Agreed totally with your blog. Having a safe organized place to go in their cute costumes is so much better. If the children go out at all-maybe just to a relatives or TRUSTED neighbor/friend.
    emoticon is a healthy treat for you...
    2794 days ago
    Very well said. I like the fact there are more and more safer places for kids to dress up, have fun, and get their treats on Halloween. It is scary walking grandkids around. I have had adults say inappropriate things - like come back (to my granddoll) when your older - very suggestive. I found out later from my daughter he is the bachelor on the block. I was not sure of some of the homes they skipped ahead to. We thoroughly checked the candy, but your right razor blades, pins and other things have been put into Halloween candies. I opt now for the organized safe and sane parties.
    2794 days ago
  • VICKYJ85
    I couldnt agree more!
    I have a party for my children at home where they can dress up and play games, have sweets that 'I' have brought. But never let them knock on strangers doors and beg for sweets ect , I just dont think its right.
    Im glad someone else agrees
    2794 days ago
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