Let’s talk trick-or-treating.
I’ve seen a couple stories about trick-or-treating laws that ban teens from going door to door. I guess the point is to stop kids from being bullies. I’ve heard folks groan about older kids participating, but I hadn’t realized some communities actually passed laws banning the practice. What do you think, should teens be allowed to trick-or-treat? What age is too old?
On the flip side, does anyone have feeling about parents who take infants trick-or-treating? Is it too scary? And is it right for parents of kids too-young to walk on their own, or even eat candy, to collect treats? Or is it an important ritual for parents, no matter the age? Is any age too young?
What about courtesy? Do you care if kids say thank you? Try to grab the candy on their own? Take too many? Wear a costume? Ring your doorbell over-and-over-and-over again? Come back for seconds? Tell you your candy is sucks? Or, is it all in the name of fun and most any behavior goes?
There’s also a debate brewing over whether this year Halloween should be celebrated on Saturday, mainly because of religious beliefs. What do you think? Is Saturday easier to deal with? Or should it be on the 31st now matter what day of the week it lands on?
Weigh in people. What are the dos and don’ts of the trick-or-treating ritual?