Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27th....How old is too old for trick-or-treating?


Since we're nearing the end of October and I keep finding things to share I figure I'll just pop these additional blog posts out.

So, how old is too old for trick-or-treating?  Well, according to this article, Mayor Mark Eckhert of Belleville, Ill. thinks that anyone over the age of 12 is too old AND he is talking about creating an ordinance banning anyone over 12 form trick or treating AND threatening them with a $100 fine if they ignore the law. Woah!  I wonder, how in the world are the police going to deal with THIS on Halloween night?  Also, doesn't this discriminate again kids that LOOK older than they are (and those who look younger can get away with TOTing for a few extra years)?  Heck, my kids are HUGE.  My son would get fined probably around age 8 for goodness sake.

So, what do you all think?  What age is too old to trick-or-treat?  And the follow up question would be - what are those that are over that age to do on Halloween night?  Kids in those tween years are stuck.  What if they have younger siblings?  Are they to wander the streets with out a pillow case looking forlorn while their younger brothers and sisters gather candy?  Are they to stay at home and just sulk?  I mean really, I know how it feels when a teenager shows up to the house does look a bit goofy, BUT if they're in costume I'll throw 'em some candy.  The ones that REALLY get me cranky are those who DON'T wear costumes.  In past years I would have a sign stating "No Costume, No Candy"...AND I would enforce it.

Comment appreciated...let the debate begin...

(and in the meantime, how about a little Trick orTreatin' for ya?)

Mark Harvey
(STILL wanting to trick-or-treat)

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