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When I was a kid, my parents refused year after year to let my siblings and I cavort with others on this day. I never actually had that experience of going door to door as a youngster.
Fast forward to my kids and it's been a part of their lives from the beginning. When they were small, the local mall had trick or treat within it and the kids went from store to store. They also put on activities for the wee ones. It was much safer than taking them door to door.
As my kids grew, I took them to neighbors and friends. Then they started going with their friends.
The fun thing about this day though, is the costume parties that take place. Although some of the costumes are lame or disgusting, it's still fun dressing up and having a good time. Alas, this year, yours truly will be at home handing out the candy and checking out the gory costumes.
There are no graves, spider's web or gross me out stuff on or near our door, so that will definitely keep away some of the kids. I know for sure that my kids' will show up with some of their friends.
As you head out, remember to be safe and to follow some of the rules to keep yourself safe.
For the kids; don't enter anyone's home unless they are good friends of yours and check the candy before eating.
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