should HALLOWEEN morph into something entirely different?
Thursday, October 31, 2013
it seems there are a lot of dire warnings for something that is supposed to be a FUN time!
--- ie -- never enter into some ones' home.
-- make sure costumes are safe - not too long - or mask obscuring sight.
--- never eat anything you get until your parents check it out. Even then bad things have happened - inserted chemicals into caramilk bars, tacks or pins put into other chocolate articles.
---- don't hand out peanuts or chocolate because of allergies. don't take home made anything.
---- the usual 'make sure an adult is with you or travel in groups' ' watch crossing roads ' - drivers need to be sure to take extra care.
-- stick to homes and neighborhoods you know only.
-- the vandalism that seems to accompany this particular holiday -
-- cruelty to animals especially black cats -
so - my opinion is that instead of the usual door to door - to have a gathering in the church hall, library, school gym or what ever - still have the kids dress up, still hand out the same treats to all the kids - which make it much easier and uniform for every one , bobbing for apples - music etc.
a community party of sorts.
i love the little ones - but i think too many go beyond their time - teens could be monitoring the smaller ones - and there could be something for the older ones not to get bored.
i just don't think halloween from the past is right for the NOW halloween.
many of our schools have 'banned' costumes from being warn to school - so i think we can already acknowledge that things are changing.
i am all for every person enjoying - not being scared!!!!