Halloween – We’ll See You Out Trick or Treating
by Brian Coll
It’s 2020, we’ve had to change plans, make things up as we go, buy toilet paper by the case, learn new terminology…. I didn’t expect to write this in September, maybe in October, but it’s clear that we need to start this conversation. The sooner the better.
Halloween. It’s on. Halloween is a date on most calendars. I get it. We are all in different places right now, we all have our own comfort level. Here’s the thing, with Halloween, you’ve always had the option to not celebrate. When I’m walking my kids around for candy, half the lights are off, this year I expect a few more lights to be off, and that’s okay. I’m not going to toilet paper anyone’s house, frankly, I can’t afford it. Toilet paper is too precious, so we’ll just move on to the next house.
Parents, you have the option to buy a costume or not, you have the option to work a mask in (not the spooky or costume kind) It would be a great year to be a cowboy (not the kind from Dallas)….
We can figure this out.
Parade’s and such, that isn’t our call, but we would totally understand if there wasn’t a Halloween parade this year or a large gathering to decorate pumpkins.
So, in short. Go buy a costume if you feel comfortable. Buy some candy, maybe you can keep your distance if you’re going to give out candy, set up a bowl, or prebagged items. Maybe set up a chair outside with your bowl a few feet away so you can say hi to the trick or treaters without contact.
We can do this. We should do this. See you on Halloween.