OK~ This was in the news several times throughout the day. I thought~ I will blog about it, I won't blog about it and here I am blogging about it. Now, growing up in Iowa, on the Farm, my brother, sister and I wore a mask- yes, a mask (nothing else in the costume department for Halloween). We went trick or treating in the family car. We stopped at a neighbor, yes 1 house. Went to visit both Grandma's and that was it! We had a few pieces of candy and were rather content!
When we got to school the next day kids would literally talk about the pillowcases that they had full of candy! I had candy that would fit in my pocket, I really never believed that kids could get that much candy! Fast forward several years....We lived in town for a few years and let me tell ya~ We had some tall kids show up at our door in their street clothes and they would look at me and say NOTHING. I would then say, "Why are you here?" They would then mumble, "Trick or Treat!" Ok, I gave them a piece of candy.
My boys may have been denied the Trick or Treating experience, as once they turned 11- this Mom said ENOUGH! I don't think they feel deprived, as they did not complain when I told them they were too old. They accepted it and dealt with it! This Mom just feels that Trick or Treat night on Halloween is for little kids and their families. It should not be a night where older kids are encouraged to run the streets and fill up pillowcases~ Just this Mom's opinion! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?