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How many of you will go trick-or-treating with your kids?

  1. Yep, me and my spouse.

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  2. Yes I will.

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    25.0%
  3. No, I don't do it.

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    37.5%
  4. No. Halloween is Satanic. (Yes, there are religions that believe that.)

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    12.5%
  1. Oct 5, 2011 #1
    Just curious to see how many of you will do the whole trick-or-treating thing with your kids. Also, (though this may be a better question for the Statistics forum) does anyone know how many families in the state of California go trick-or-treating?
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2011 #2

    lisab

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    I definitely would take my daughter trick-or-treating!! But, she's 19 now, so she will likely object.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2011 #3

    Evo

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    :rofl:
     
  5. Oct 5, 2011 #4

    Evo

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    Perhaps you should have worded it - how many of you that have small children will take them trick or treating?
     
  6. Oct 5, 2011 #5
    If I had small kids and if I lived in america, then I would certainly go trick-or-treating with my kids. It sounds like great fun :tongue2:
     
  7. Oct 5, 2011 #6

    Janus

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    When my daughter was that age I always took her trick or treating. I'd even dress up myself.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2011 #7

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    When I was a kid, I went trick-or-treating with my friends. We would have considered it a drag to have our parents along with us, nor did my parents think of it. Maybe they went with me the first time. We lived in a traditional walkable small-city neighborhood of single-family houses with sidewalks, away from major traffic arteries, so we didn't need to be driven around. Nor was there nearly as much concern about crime and personal safety as there is today.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2011 #8

    arildno

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    You ARE still trick-or-treating with Evo Child, aren't you?
     
  10. Oct 5, 2011 #9

    Borek

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    Where is "what is trick-or-treating?" option?
     
  11. Oct 5, 2011 #10

    Evo

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    shhhhh! She doesn't know it's me lurking behind her.

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    lol!
     
  12. Oct 5, 2011 #11

    BobG

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    Trick or treating is something that happens on halloween. Little brats beg for food and if you don't give it to them, they trash your house, your yard, and your car. Or, if you don't give them enough food, or you give them food they don't like (such as frozen broccoli), they trash your house, your yard, and your car. Or, if they don't like you (because you happen to be their parents), they trash your house, your yard, and your car.

    And, just in case you don't know what halloween is, it's the best night of the year for your girlfriend to dump you. The next morning you wake up kind of depressed about breaking up, but thinking you'll somehow find the strength to go on, only to find that during the night, someone trashed your house, your yard, and your car.

    This guy explains it all in a way most PF members can understand, seeing as how he seems to be even more inept at relationships than most of us.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ivu5fLWBpc
     
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  13. Oct 5, 2011 #12

    arildno

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    I'll rephrase Shakespeare:
    "Seal up my lips and give no words but mum."
     
  14. Oct 5, 2011 #13
    Both my wife and I will accompany the kids. I am not dressing up. My son asked me if I wanted to go as a cow... that is what he came up for me...
     
  15. Oct 5, 2011 #14

    Evo

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    Aww, come on, be a cow!
     
  16. Oct 5, 2011 #15

    lisab

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    You and your wife should be a cow! You can flip a coin to see who gets to be the head...
     
  17. Oct 5, 2011 #16
    you rarely see a trick-or-treater here anymore. they mostly go to planned halloween events. everyone just got too afraid, and once some orgs and churches picked up the slack, the routine has changed.
     
  18. Oct 5, 2011 #17

    Chi Meson

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    Last year, Halloween was on the same night as a world series game. No kids were out except for ours. Eerie, and kind of a downer. It was also cold and dreary. On the plus side, we ended up with a heck of a lot of chocolate!
     
  19. Oct 5, 2011 #18
    Yum. What did you do with all that chocolate?
     
  20. Oct 6, 2011 #19

    Chi Meson

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    We're saving for the post-rapture holocaust.
     
  21. Oct 6, 2011 #20
    My wife works that night and I'll be out of the town that day, but hopefully I'll fly back in time to take my daughter out with her 2 cousins. She wants to be a "Spy Girl", whatever the heck that is. :-)
     
  22. Oct 6, 2011 #21

    Hootenanny

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    Why is there no option to go trick-or-treating without kids?
     
  23. Oct 6, 2011 #22

    PAllen

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    Until my daughter got too old, I always went trick or treating with her.

    Also, I echo that when I was a kid it was mostly unheard of for parents to accompany kids trick or treating (unless they were very young).

    I do recall a few nasty incidents, even then: someone tossing an apple with a lit firecracker in it into some other kids treat bag; and mischief that included tipping over telephone booths (you remember (or don't))- the old all glass kind; they had an accessible resonance, so even a kid pushing repeatedly with proper timing could get them swinging enough to tip over and shatter).
     
  24. Oct 6, 2011 #23
    Our kids are of such vastly different ages and abilities that it's a painful experience.

    Our neighborhood also doesn't have sidewalks and relegates the responsibility to a few streets that are closed off that host Halloween. Note in this situation, however, that it becomes embarrassing: a lot of the adults are also dressed up (some inappropriately for the presence of children)... and many of them are openly drinking. Very strange, and I'm not sure how the neighborhood gets away with this (except that we rent a house in what is mostly the "rich"/"snobby" neighborhood that might be cutting some deals by paying some police officers to be out and about).

    We made a deal this year with our middle child (M), who cares about Halloween the most (because of the copious quantities of unregulated candy it generates), that if he was old enough to start shaving off his developing "mustache" (a source of some apparent teasing at middle school) he was also therefore too old to trick or treat.

    P doesn't care (the experience is frustrating... costumes are uncomfortable, his electric chair isn't really safe on streets and can't make it up porch steps to front doors).

    Lastly: E is too little. She can wear last years glow-in-the-dark "skeleton PJs" and help me give out candy to the few who might arrive at the door... thinking the pickings are good in the rich hood (but being sorely deceived because of the relocation of the hood's own activities)... and eat the remainder.
     
  25. Oct 6, 2011 #24

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    You are being too strict on him.

    Perhaps you should add a word of comfort like once he has grown a beard like Edward Teach, he can trick-or-treat again and be a real terror in the streets..
     
  26. Oct 24, 2011 #25

    BobG

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    I have a plan to deal with the kids that come to my house.

    [PLAIN]http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/318329_266097176767573_100001018781099_798196_1365795832_n.jpg [Broken]
     
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