mommymilkies Posted November 8, 2012 Share Posted November 8, 2012 (edited) When we were Trick or Treating, a had several people tell my son to take his mask off so as not to scare little kids. He wore a regular outfit (clean shirt, pants) and a cheap wolf mask from Walmart. He didn't growl at anyone or anything of the sort, and wore it up on his head because it was hard to see for most of the time walking. Several people told ds to take off his mask and hide it because there were little kids around and someone might get scared. I've been thinking about this since, and it bothers me. First of all, none were asking, but all demanding (and they were all celebrating Halloween, so it wasn't an inappropriate time or place and they weren't religiously opposed). Secondly, only once was at someone's home, which I respect. Third, there were no scared children that I saw, but it was preemptively because a kid *might get* scared. And fourth...it's Halloween. That's kind of the point. Now I have noticed more and more kids going as Disney and sweet characters (including two of my kids), which is fine, but it confuses me that people think that Halloween should be a time when nobody should be exposed to anything scary when out ToTing. I heard complaints about scary faces on Jack o' Lanterns, too. I don't remember ever coming across these attitudes any of the 29 years I've been doing Halloween. Is this just regional or is this a growing trend? Please don't yell at me. Mercury is in retrograde, so I'm sure this came out wrong. :lol: I'm not talking about people who are morally opposed to Halloween or costumes. And yes, I have a kid with an anxiety disorder, so I understand kids can get afraid. But I certainly don't expect everyone to avoid talk of the weather and I don't take her out tornado chasing! :lol: Honestly, I think people are just making too big a deal out of holiday celebrations nowadays. :tongue_smilie: Edited November 8, 2012 by mommymilkies Smilies attack! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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