Trick or Treating

Too old to trick-or-treat?
A Canadian town wants to regulate trick-or-treating. They want to impose a law that would make it illegal to trick-or-treat if you're over the age of 16 and set up a curfew of 8 p.m. Do you like the idea?
No takers?
I'm feeling a little bit let down after Halloween ... Why? I decided this year that I would participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project for kids with food allergies. I painted my pumpkin teal, bought non-food treats, registered my house on The Teal Pumpkin Project website and stayed home instead of trick or treating with my family. Then I waited and waited and waited and waited and waited.
Alone Is Never Good
My 11 year old son Jackson has started going through that phase where he wants to do things with his group of friends without Mom and Dad. His first experience happened last week when he went to the fair with 3 other friends along with his friends parent. Now ... he wants to go Trick-or-Treating with his group of friends without my husband and I.
Um ... thanks?
Every year as I'm inspecting my kids' Halloween candy I find some weird thing that someone has given them instead of candy. Last year they got little bags of baby carrots. In the past we've gotten raisins, toothbrushes and stickers.
Sneaking a treat
As a parent it's my responsibility to inspect my kids' Halloween candy after they go trick-or-treating for anything suspicious. Well ... that's the main reason, but it's also to see what candy they got. I'll admit that I've taken a piece of my favorite candy from their loot. I mean, come on it's not like they'e going to miss it when they have a whole bag of candy!
The Halloween Grinch
My friend lives on the west side of town in a well-to-do neighborhood. She was complaining the other day about how she dislikes the carloads of kids from less fortunate neighborhoods who trick-or-treat on her street.
What are the Best Neighborhoods to Trick or Treat?
There was a national survey on the best cities and neighborhoods to Trick or Treat and Seattle came in at #4 with the Loyal Heights and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods. So we wanted to know what the best neighborhoods are in Yakima for Trick or Treating based on the least walking, best candy, best safety and per Gunner the least amount of tooth brushes given out...