Halloween? Beat it, kid

6 thoughts on “Halloween? Beat it, kid”

  1. I was more proactive this year. I gave out rasinettes and dumdum suckers. Word got out that our house wasn’t even worth coming too.
    Of course when the kids old enough to be driving I’m not sure I want to piss them off too much..
    Raisinettes and Dumdums should have been perfectly fine for the spoiled little darlings — unless you were breaking open the Raisinette boxes and handing them out one at a time. Sheesh, what’s the standard in your neighborhood anyway, Godiva chocolates?

  2. Halloween is the most “inane” of all so-called holidays in my opinion. The older I get the less funny death sounds. The meme not only contributes to unhealthy eating and tooth decay, but has now, at least in our corner of the world, resulted in a lost education day for the grandkids. They got out of school at 11:15 a.m. today, for Halloween for God’s sake. What kind of reason is that? And when we picked them up I asked what they learned in morning classes. Answer: “We just “partied”. Sigh. 🙄

    1. My grandkids apparently went to school in costume because there was some sort of assembly and costume parade to start the day. I’m not sure how much was accomplished during the day with everyone in costume, but the line of cars up at the school just now (3 pm) tells me that at least they were there all day.

  3. I’m with you on the ‘ what kind of adult takes their kid up to a stranger’s darkened door for treat or treat anyway?’, WTH????? It’s the rule of Halloween…if no lights on, don’t go a knocking; they either aren’t home, don’t celebrate or well bad things can happen to little kids. I like Halloween, I wouldn’t take a kid to a house where there is no light on, I’ve known that since I was a toddler.

    Hey not everyone likes Halloween and that’s okay. I for one can’t stand Christmas. Not everyone enjoys this time of the year and that’s okay.

    1. It may be fun for the kids and their parents to do the costume and trick-or-treat thing. But like Christmas, the attraction wanes — A LOT — when you’ve been exposed to it for 68 years and counting.

... and that's my two cents