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Help, it approaches but this time for Halloween.....


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fleamailman

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OK I know rants of "beware of the hambuger" again but this American habbit has now become accepted, moreover my children did enjoy it as much as we enjoyed dressing them up so yes I am now for it: God Bless America, but not the giving sweets, hence my suggestion because a big bag of popcorn, if you have one of those popcorn makers and some plastic bags, it costs peanuts, looks big, and is alot more healthy than sweets, I have tried tangerines with less success.

Admin, sorry, seem to have pressed the submit botton twice, please delete other thread, thanks.

Edited by fleamailman, 27 October 2005 - 10:52 AM.

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Dont give anything, how someone managed to take a scottish religous holiday and turn it into what it is now i dont know. Givinh out sweets certainly not a scottish tradition, yet it has become the done thing for people to dress up rather pathetically often and accept sweets from strangers. Why dont you get together with your neighbours if you really want to do something and have a party in a local community hall that way a bunch of kids wont wonder the streets dressed up so they cant be reecognised accepting sweets from strangers.
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I'm afraid things like popcorn, and other homemade goods will likely end up in the trash instead of the little ones tummies. Most people here in the states only trust prepackaged treats. A number of years ago there was a wacko putting razor blades in apples, and it spurred some copy cats. :tazz:
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i agree admin...if it doesn't have a upc on it most parents wont let the kid keep it....plus...so what if we all get fat...food is one of the few remaining joys in this world...i say go for it...plus...that stomach ache the next morning is the best teaching tool for moderation
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Hmm..I'm probably going out with a friend for halloween this year...hoping to get alot of candy...if i got an apple, etc, i would eat it....hopefully there are no wakos here 0_o

From the workout program here at G2G, i don't need to worry about getting fat LOL

But I'll be careful :)

Don't you think there should be a day off school for the day after halloween????

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Don't you think there should be a day off school for the day after halloween????


I agree...most kids will be too tired after halloween to go to school the next day.
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Many schools don't even acknowledge Halloween anymore, I can't imagine them making it a holiday.
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I hope that they do not close school after haloween, we have a inter-science competition :tazz:
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lol

I'm probably just not going to go :)

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My kids, age 5 and 7, went Trick-or-Treating last night. (For some reason TOT is never on Oct 31st any more!) They got more candy than they would see in a year, and ate it today until they didn't want any more, and they still have a ton left, even after the "mama tax" on M&Ms was paid. Here is a suggestion: give out inexpensive toys- whistles, pencils, balloons, puzzles, novelties- anything but more candy! I got a kick out of seeing the neighborhood kids dressed up, but if a kid is old enough to not need his parents walking with him, he is too old to trick-or-treat. I am lucky to live in a neighborhood where you don't have to check treats for safety, but there I think New Knoxville is a rare exception to the rule. Anywhere else, I would forbid the kids to keep anything that wasn't factory sealed and I would immediately toss anything homemade. I'd bet most American kids would flunk a test of what the holiday they call "Halloween" developed from historically, and where the traditions originated from. The kids know it a candy/costume retail blitz, with an emphasis on the macabre, and nothing more. Getting off my soapbox now before I start complaining about the whole X-mas marketing campaign, a whole 'nuther rant.

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Yeah so many holidays have been commercialised, its become fact in some places, on christmas the whole red santa thing, coca cola should be paying everyone who dresses in a red santa suit. The historical sants claus was a big german dude dresses in GREEN not jolly at all and he didnt give coal to bad children he beat them with a big willow branch(i think its willow a big stick anyway).

I was never allowed trick or treating, it was really only my generation that started to do it and its got less popular again it was more of a fad really, not many children want to go out in a cheapo costume on a cold night just for some sweets.
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I think Halloween is a great time for getting and eating sweets, but I am a bit prejudiced since I'm not an adult yet, hehe.

To me that is half of the fun (the other half is going out in costumes and seeing haunted houses and stuff).

I think that it is a good thing for kids to get candy since it teaches them how much to eat...I learned not to overeat after 1 year I ate 13 pieces of candy halloween eye...LOL...let's just say that got me into bad shape for a while...heh. Now I am more moderate in how much I eat...if kids aren't given candy they won't learn how much to limit themselves too and might pig out in college and gain "the freshmen 115" instead of the "freshmen 15". We wouldn't want that, would we?
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