There’s a window of about twelve years, give or take a year, when dads have the opportunity to head out for trick-or-treat patrol.
After that, the kids hit an age when they aren’t necessarily interested in you tagging along anymore. And shortly after that, they stop trick-or-treating themselves. So, that’s that. It’d be easy to say that we’re too tired from the work day to tag along. Heck for a lot of us, that’s what we grew up with.
But that’s just BS, man.
Hitting the street with your kid or kids is something that you cannot and mustn’t ever look at as some sort of favor to them, or as some kind of obligation that you have to begrudgingly fulfill.
Oh no no no.
On the contrary, being by our kid’s sides on a night like Halloween is a real gift from them to us, if you ask me. They are handing us a bucket load of our youth back, if just for a night.
Plus, they are reserving at least a few brand new memories for us to keep for the rest of our days.
With that in mind, let’s pay a little tribute to the the dads who go that extra mile…getting dressed up themselves in the spirit of the evening and donning a costume so that their kids don’t just get to have dad with them for security, but also a really tall partner in everything from the knocking on neighborhood doors to yelling,”Trick-or-Treat!,” when it finally swings open.
So, here’s to all those dads who help to make sure that Halloween i9s one of the best nights of the year, year in and year out.
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