Do your kids trick or treat?

  1. It's almost that time again!
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  2. Poll: Will your kids trick or treat this Halloween?

    • Yes, door-to-door on Halloween night

      54.17% 13
    • Yes, but during designated daytime hours

      4.17% 1
    • Yes, but in a mall or some other place

      4.17% 1
    • No, but we'll go to a school or church carnival or other celebration

      12.50% 3
    • No- we don't celebrate Halloween

      0% 0
    • No- my kids are too young or old or I don't have kids

      25.00% 6
    24 Votes
  3. 21 Comments

  4. by   thumperRN
    Can't wait!! I have to say that I LLOOOOOOVVEE Halloween!! My daughter is going to be a fairy this year - all because of the wings. Last year it was the Grim Reaper - all because of the sye (sp). We usually have to fight off Dad for the candy, but it's a good time for all. Keep safe out there!!!
  5. by   dianah
    My kids went door-to-door when they were younger. Two years we went to a local church fair.

    Now they're "too old." We still stock candy and pass it out, though, for those who do go door-to-door. wouldn't want to deprive them.
  6. by   CHATSDALE
    great think about having grandchildren you get to do everythink all over again

    last year we had a lot of out-of-neighbor kids but they were cute anyway
  7. by   leslie :-D
    my kids are teens but i'm sure, they will still attempt to go out and collect their treats.
    i too, was thinking of going out this year, as a pow (pathetic old woman).
    if that's unsuccessful, i will resort to standing on street corners during Christmas time, jingling my ho ho ho.
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    I miss trick-or-treating!!! Thank goodness my grandson will be old enough in another year or two.....I've been Halloween-deprived too long already!! I'm not even kidding---I was the one who had trouble giving it up, because I loved walking around seeing all the decorations and the cute little kids in costumes, smelling the delicious mingled aromas of wood smoke and baking cookies, and kicking up leaves.

    I let my kids go out until they were in high school; I never did approve of teenagers who aren't even in costume going around with pillowcases, begging for candy. I figure if you're taller than most of the people who answer the door, you're too old for trick-or-treating!

    We do plan to decorate, though........I didn't do anything last year because I was sick and exhausted from my job at the time and depressed to boot, but this year we'll put out the pumpkins and ghosts, and dh and I are going to dress up as pirates:wink2: Yep, you can take the girl off the trick-or-treat trail, but you can't quite take the spirit of the day out of the girl.:wink2:
  9. by   txspadequeenRN
    We go to familiar areas and then to our local church carnival. I am very scared to take my kids anywhere else , so many mean people out there. This year they want to go as the power rangers (SPD) . I have a green , pink and blue ranger. My husband is suppose to be the red ranger and my oldest daughter the yellow ranger but they are chicken..... I have been deemed to be Doggie Cruger (shadow ranger) but how cute would it be to have a pregnant power ranger.....lollolololol. Having little ones is so much fun... Did I mention my power rangers are girls.....
  10. by   Altra
    My dd is waffling this year ... she's almost 13. (Ack, did I just say that???)

    But Halloween is huge in our area, and even more so in our neighborhood. Unless it's raining or bitter cold, nearly everyone is out in their yards/driveways even if they don't have kids.
  11. by   labcat01
    My son is not even two yet...we live in a college town so he'll be trick or treating at the sorority houses where they have "safe" door-to-door trick-or-treating (there are about 10 houses on the same 3 streets). I figure we can go to the house so he can be admired and get the attention that he likes (he's a ladies man) and we can say bye while politely declining the candy.
  12. by   mercyteapot
    It is interesting to see so many responses about areas that still do trick or treating on Halloween night, because since the town where I grew up and my sister's town do it on the Sunday afternoon before Halloween (which may I just say is a real partypooper policy), I thought it was more common to designate daylight hours than seems to be the case. In the case of the town where I grew up, it seems especially alarmist not to let kids go out on Halloween night- the crime rate there is nearly non-existent and what crimes there are tend to be property related. Very, very little violence. I love Halloween night and seeing all the kids in their costumes. My son decided at the last possible minute to go last year, so I don't know what he'll decide this year.
  13. by   Medic2RN
    This will be the first year we go trick or treating with my kids, mostly for my daughter. We haven't decided what she's going to be yet and my son (will be 10 months by that time) will wear a pumpkin onesie. We live in a small neighborhood that's pretty much secluded, so everyone knows everyone else. Not too worried about the mean people.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ABSOLUTELY. We trick or treat on the military base....and yes, the old fashioned way, in the rain, door to door.
  15. by   BabyRN2Be
    I don't have a problem with trick or treating, but my husband does. Not that we have any kids to do so.

    I had loads of fun trick or treating, and I just LOVE the month of October (and most of November).

    These days d/t safety reasons, I'd take my kids to a church festival/carnival. Those have become really popular around here.

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