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?!
chrisinthesun · 01/11/2018 17:53
YEP Halloween night only sorry OP.
I did it last night (took part in trick or treat,) and gave some 40 kids candy and little treats, over the 2.5 hours they were coming round. But I would NOT answer the door tonight! Nor would I have answered before the 31st Oct.
StoneofDestiny · 01/11/2018 18:53
Do some parents really imagine other people want to be up and down all night over several nights answering the door to endless kids.
I also wish they'd teach the kids to observe the 'no pumpkin outside, no trick or treating'. Just listened to one elderly person talking about feeling terrorised by door banging all night while she cared for her elderly husband with dementia, who was distraught and confused by the banging.
franklymydearidontgivea · 01/11/2018 19:07
On a local fb page, a group of mummies arranged to go out on 30th with their precious broods. They resent children from out of the area being "bussed in" as the area is known for getting in the spirit and participating and being "safe". Then on 31st they are mysteriously all not available....so want their kids to have the experience but not willing to give to other.... CFs
Pinkprincess1978 · 01/11/2018 20:11
My kids friends were talking about going the day before - I didn't say anything but just replied we were going on Halloween. Thankfully nobody came here other than last night.
Actually I find it weird people being bussed in from other parts of the town if I'm honest. Last night was really busy and we ran out of sweets before 7pm. I found out today a family member had brought her kids from across town to trick or treat on our estate. I find that really odd. Most people have streets and neighbours near them (she certainly does and more than enough neighbours get involved and the kids have had a great time in the past staying local). It just doesn't sit well with me if I'm honest.
Puddlejumps · 01/11/2018 20:26
We did an early Halloween party, as we would be away on the 31st. But I had some neighbours who had agreed that we could come ‘trick or treating’ and I had given them each sweets to distribute beforehand and let them know what time we would be arriving. It’s the only way it could be acceptable.
icebearforpresident · 01/11/2018 21:18
I came on here to explain the concept of Kilmarnock Halloween! Not a local but used to work there and still live nearby.
Someone, obviously moved to the area from Kilmarnock, posted on a local Facebook page last week asking when kids here go trick or treating, poor woman wasn’t expectation from the response she got.
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