Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, “Never take candy from strangers.” And then they dressed me up and said, “Go beg for it.” I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, “Trick or treat.” “No thank you.” Rita Rudner
Trick or treating is a bit of a conundrum for me. Of course we’re going to take our children out trick or treating. And of course we’re going to buy (already have) tons of candy to hand out to children.
“So what’s the problem Dirty Rotten Parent?” you may ask.
Well, we don’t like to give our children candy. We also discourage our children from taking candy (or other stuff) from strangers. Then once a year we throw it all to the wind, mask our identities, and hit the streets to beg forbidden sweets from strange neighbors. Then we return home, give the kids each 1 candy and hide the rest so that we can feast late at night after they’re sleeping.
Hmmm… now that I think about it, that’s not much of a conundrum after all.