It’s Tuesday and time for Frank’s Truthful Tuesday post.
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This week’s question:
What are your thoughts on trick-or-treating this year? Should Halloween be “canceled”, or should it be allowed to go on as normal.
We don’t have kids, but in our first house we did have Trick or Treat visitors. Their parents or older brothers and sisters stood a fair distance off as they knocked on doors, so none were unaccompanied.
Most made an effort at dressing up, though a couple of teenage lads decided to join the band wagon in the hope of freebies and for their trouble got squirted by us with silly string. They loved it and came back with improvisation as one covered his head with his coat and crooked his arm whilst the other put his head in that and stood behind him. It was quite effective, so they were offered the goodie bowl.
Since then, we haven’t seen much trick or treat activity, especially on the boat as we were on a private marina, and there are no young children anyway on our estate here.
So in answer to Frank’s question.
In the UK, it has never seemed as popular, though judging from past merchadise available in the shops, it was a good money spinner. But in today’s current state with Covid, curfews and lockdowns, IMO it would be foolish. Celebratory parties would also be off the menu because of the recent change to group gathering numbers, unless those wishing to participate kept it ‘in house’ and purely for their own offspring.