A letter on the back page of the local paper (kind of letter to the general public) today read:
Can we not cut out all of Halloween? Is there anything positive about it? My children have never had permission and it hasn't been a problem!
Signed "Anti-Halloween mom".
Now, I'm not a huge crazy-Halloween fan, but c'mon Boring Lady! Dressing up in a crazy costume? Visiting your neighbors and having them giggle and comment on your get-up? Walking around the neighborhood on a dark, chilly night, running into your friends and classmates disguised in their crazy costumes? That alone is fun for a kid. I don't even have to mention the candy. . .
I feel sorry for the kids of that mom. Not that they didn't ever go Trick or Treating, but if that's her attitude about kids and fun, I hate to imagine what her idea of fun is. . .