I don’t hate Halloween, I promise. I can see how that’s the perception that might come across since I won’t make homemade costumes, or deal with carving pumpkins, and don’t like making a big deal out of things, but the process is fun for the kids and that does matter.
If you had asked me before I had kids if I cared for Halloween, I would have said, “No.” I don’t like the idea of a bunch of (sometimes) unsupervised children hopped up on sugar running around in masks asking for more candy from strangers. I find the whole tradition weird and interesting, but pre-kids it was not on my list of fun things to deal with even if it only happened once a year.
I was happy at that time to live in an apartment building, with secured entry which kept the kids away, and not partake in the evening. Now, I get to enjoy the night with my kids so I am all for it. But, I do know there are still some Halloween-bah-hum bugs out here and there. If you’re not a fan of Halloween and you want to keep your sanity during this holiday, here are some ways to keep the kids away from your door. Or at least keep the numbers down.
Click through to read 7 ways to keep those trick or treaters away on Halloween night:
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