Taking kids Trick of Treating BEFORE or AFTER Halloween! AIBU?
forwhatyouare · 01/11/2018 12:30
Who on earth would do this, I hear you ask? Well, it seems very acceptable on a FB group of mum's I'm a member of.
People even say "I would never turn a little one away who's got dressed up".
Who does this?! Who teaches their children such entitlement? Complete madness.
If you can't go on the 31st, you can't go. End of story. If you really can't go, and can't work around things to take your child, fine. Do something Halloween orientated at home.
AIBU to despair at the entitled and greedy behaviour of some people?!
MeredithGrey1 · 01/11/2018 12:40
No that’s crazy, if it’s not Halloween you’re just randomly knocking on people’s doors asking for sweets. Also I don’t really have sweets in the house generally, so wouldn’t be able to give any out on a day other than Halloween where I’ve bought them specially.
Maaaaaaybe if there was a house nearby who really really went all out at Halloween and decorated the outside of their house and garden and obviously put lots of effort in, maybe they’d be ok with it a day either side because they clearly love Halloween and go all out (even then I’d say you have to know them, and have checked with them) Otherwise, definitely not.
Toughtips · 01/11/2018 12:40
You don't go trick or treating in November. Or even before the 31st.
Aeroflotgirl · 01/11/2018 12:42
Yanbu, Halloween only, unless for some reason kids are not able to go, and they are knocking on prearranged friends doors.
RomanyRoots · 01/11/2018 12:44
I look a lot at the special snowflake kids growing up.
The parents are doing them no favours and it's scary how they'd never survive in a case of the survival of the fittest.
Chickychoccyegg · 01/11/2018 12:44
round my way, every house that is participating in Halloween, really go crazy decorating houses, most people do it, but all decorations are taken down after trick or treating, so for me,was around 9pm last night, everyone's was gone by this morning, no one will have anything left, so a waste of time and disappointing for the dc
BertramKibbler · 01/11/2018 12:44
They’d not get anything here. My children finished off the sweeties this morning putting them on cakes
Soubriquet · 01/11/2018 12:47
I would be baffled if kids turned up tonight
But I would still give out sweets as I still have loads
HirplesWithHaggis · 01/11/2018 12:47
In my local town, Hallowe'en isn't 31 October, but the last Friday of that month. All the kids go guising that night. I'm not sure what folk do on the 31st, if there's leeway for folk new to the town.
Qasd · 01/11/2018 12:49
I don’t know about unreasonable but just odd really - round here in Halloween many houses were out of sweets by 730, it’s not about turning a cute child away but if you don’t have anything you don’t have anything and few people will certainly after the day since they will get cleaned out! I think there will be a lot of disappointed children from that Facebook group!
HopeGarden · 01/11/2018 12:49
We had some kids try this a few days before Hallowe’en the other year. I told them to go away and come back when it was Hallowe’en.
Aside from anything else, I hadn’t bought my Hallowe’en sweets then. I get them for Hallowe’en night because that’s when trick or treaters are supposed to come.
I don’t go buying them in advance because DH and / or DC tend to eat them if I do.
And there’s no guarantees of left over sweets after Hallowe’en - both because they might have all gone to trick or treaters who turned up on the proper night, and because any leftover sweets will generally be eaten by us or sent off to work with DH for him to share with his colleagues.
I’m not buying extra in case people who can’t be bothered to do it on the proper night come knocking.
Creatureofthenight · 01/11/2018 12:49
I have turned people away who came early. I can’t imagine why people think this is ok. Yes it’s disappointing if you want to go trick or treating on Halloween and you can’t, but that is tough, there’s always next year.
YoThePussy · 01/11/2018 12:49
I had no trick or treaters last night so went to bed early with the sweets I had laid in that day. Anyone knocking beforehand or tonight will be told to jog on.
GrandTheftWalrus · 01/11/2018 12:50
That'll be Killie then haggis?
I took DD to a Halloween party today. Mainly as toddler group is on a Tuesday and Thursday so they had it today.
I do think the Tuesday wouldve been better as it was before Halloween but more children go to the Thursday group.
Willow2017 · 01/11/2018 12:59
The worlds gone mad
Halloween is the 31st. Nothing before or after in this house. Entitled idiots.
Would they have xmas day on another day?
ShotsFired · 01/11/2018 13:00
yes, how would you know who is taking part after 31st?
Last night it was fairly obvious which of me and my neighbours were "doing" Halloween so the kids only knocked there, but as of tonight?
They can't just go round knocking on random doors!
Lyricallie · 01/11/2018 13:07
My FH was chomping at the bit to eat the leftovers. Think I’d have to pry them from his hands!
But I dunno I’d think they were being very odd but I think I’d end up just giving them sweeties if I had anything left. But realistically I don’t imagine anyone would come to the door on a different day.
MemoryOfSleep · 01/11/2018 13:20
No sweets left here. Went off to work with DH this morning.
BalloonDinosaur · 01/11/2018 14:03
Would they have xmas day on another day?
Well, yes actually. Those of us who work Christmas often have it on another day, so we can see our families, have Christmas dinner etc.
Having said that, I wouldn't 'do' Halloween on another day. 31st or bust. But then I didn't take DS trick or treating anyway...
JiltedJohnsJulie · 01/11/2018 14:06
We were out of sweets by 8pm and I’d bought loads. All the decorations came down straight after. If anyone knocked tonight, I suppose I could find a satsuma...
Shinesweetfreedom · 01/11/2018 14:11
Wonder what pressing issues the mothers had on the 31st they could not do this.Tough you get one night and that’s it.Love to see how that one turns out
nononsene · 01/11/2018 14:13
It's only acceptable to go on a different night than Halloween if you live in Kilmarnock, but even that's a specified night. I wouldn't be prepared with stuff to give out beforehand and if anyone came tonight there's nothing left!
RavenWings · 01/11/2018 14:13
Absolutely yanbu, it's total cheek to try that on another day. If you miss Halloween, you miss it - sort that out yourself.
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