We had a great time trick or treating on Halloween. However, there has to be some trick or treating rules. Halloween is my favorite holiday. Is it even a holiday? No matter, I love it. Dressing up is for everyone, but trick or treating … yeah, not so much. So here are the list of my Halloween rules ( I fully expect these to be followed by everyone!) :
Rule 1: If you or your child is too lazy to walk the neighborhood and feel the need to drive from house to house – then stay home. The houses in the subdivisions are not that far apart, get out and enjoy the time with your children. This is also a great way to see who is giving your child free candy. And on an aside … I don’t have to deal with your exhaust fumes because you were too lazy to tune up your car.
Rule 2: People are giving you free candy …. don’t trample their flower beds. ’Nuff said.
Rule 3: Parents, even if your daughter begs … stay away from the slutty nurse, police, pirates etc costumes. I don’t think that little girls need to be showing everything they have or are going to have to the world. Really? Yes, it is my opinion, still my page. All the nurses, police officers , pirates and princess I have ever seen are not falling out of their clothes. Let kids be kids.
Rule 4: This is the big one for me. There has to be an age limit. I couldn’t count the number of older teens 14, 15+ that were trick or treating. You are getting in the way of the younger kids and some of them are getting hurt. Several of the teens didn’t even bother with a costume. Your regular clothes with a hockey mask … not a costume. It is a give up. It lets the world know you just want free candy. Get a job and buy your own. I say if you want to dress up in costume, do it. Go to a party in costume, walk the neighborhood and show off your costume, hand out candy at your home, but don’t trick or treat. Trick or treating is for children, period.
Rule 5: Just because you have a small child, you cannot bring your own bag and trick or treat also. Your child is less than 2 years old, he/she is not going to eat all the candy, share. You want candy buy some, you are an adult … any confusion, refer to rule 4!
Rule 6: Say trick or treat when you walk up and thank you when they give you the candy. Manners are for everyone, even Zombies! Again, the candy is free with little effort on your part … don’t be rude or pushy! It is not a free-for-all!
My husband, son and I all dress up to go out trick or treating. Isaiah is the only one trick or treating. We park our car on the outskirts and walk the neighborhood. We have done this for years. It is great fun and we accidentally get exercise in the process. So, you can have fun too, if you follow these 6 easy rules.
Looking forward to next Halloween!!