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What the **** is up with halloween?

I am so depressed at thinking that Halloween is all but dead. not for us grown up kids that will continue to get drunk and party october 31st until the end of time, but for real kids. It has become so commercialized that its hard to imagine what it will be like for our kids kids.

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Children are now urged to follow a certain route.
what ever happened to running from house to house, jumping fences, dodging other kids, getting lost, and basically just going crazy? thats how we did it, and i cant imagine any other type of trick or treating.

Costumes are all prefabricated crap.

What happened to our hobos? our foot ball players? our zombies? our ninja turtles (the ones with a pillow stuffed in the back of a shirt, a green face, and a brown sock with holes, not the cheap plastic mask and a plastic sword)...

Give me the mummies, ghosts, witches, cowboys, vampires, and other home grown costumes of yesterday.

You can keep your mass produced spongebob outfits, your million spider mans, your countless media driven costumes.

"okay now let me and your father check your candy"
Bull****. my candy was hidden and hidden and then some. if mom thought she was gonna get that candy from me it was from my cold dead chocolaty hands.
I was still eating candy cigarettes, smarties, tootsie rolls and good and plenty's two months after halloween when all the good candy ran out.
Apples with razor blades? **** that, when we got apples they were either thrown at younger kids or each other, if i wanted an apple i'd ask mom. she'd **** a brick and buy a whole bushel.


Trick or treat before dark

what the **** is the point of this? seriously? i dont get it. we might as well only have christmas only when its not snowing.

wear bright clotes, have flashlights, wear reflective tape
lets just make our already gay costumes that much gayer kids.


I cant keep doin this, but i know you people have much to add to this list, speak up.
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I will add 'rolling' you favorite teachers house, egging that beotch that looks at you mean at the grocery store. Random trickery galore....
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yeah, what society has become.

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Yeah halloween dide awhile ago... Sucks balls
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Kinda goes hand and hand with the fact that the Cleveland Indian's got a "Certificate of Participation" last week
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we don't live in the 1980s anymore. one cannot just close their eyes and pretend that there is no danger present. believe me, my kids don't care about reflective tape, trick or treating before dusk, us checking their candy etc. as long as they get treats, all is well in their eyes. you are getting older and wiser now, as well as cynical. remember, it is society that dictates these standards, and it is the parent's job to protect their children from harm. in a perfect world everything would be as it was. but unfortunately it's only gonna get worse...not better. brace yourself.
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Kinda goes hand and hand with the fact that the Cleveland Indian's got a "Certificate of Participation" last week

what does that have to do with halloween?
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what does that have to do with halloween?
rhymes with sux I think is what it means
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what does that have to do with halloween?
It goes with the same lines as helicopter parent, over protective society, everyone is a winner. Take your pick.

Our society cries out that our children are irresponsible, cannot function in the real world, no work ethic, etc.

You should also try some powder for that itch.
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As well as little league sports no longer keeping score!
Exactly - everyone is a winner. Protect me from myself. I guess I am fortunate. I live in an area where the kids can still go out on Halloween, after dark and have a blast trick or treating. I don't need to worry about checking the candy through a scanner because I know everyone around here.
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my goal is to protect the innocence of my children. if that makes me some 'helicopter parent' or whatever the latest catchphrase is, so be it. things ain't like they used to be. teachers are molesting students, there's pedophiles in every neighborhood etc. kids can't just be kids anymore. sounds like a watchful eye is necessary nowadays.
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my goal is to protect the innocence of my children. if that makes me some 'helicopter parent' or whatever the latest catchphrase is, so be it. things ain't like they used to be. teachers are molesting students, there's pedophiles in every neighborhood etc. kids can't just be kids anymore. sounds like a watchful eye is necessary nowadays.
those have always been there a few just got caught (thanks Father <insert catholic name>) is all n we all are aware of it now.
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Kinda goes hand and hand with the fact that the Cleveland Indian's got a "Certificate of Participation" last week
they beat the yankees. yankees are the best team in baseball. im happy.

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we don't live in the 1980s anymore. one cannot just close their eyes and pretend that there is no danger present. believe me, my kids don't care about reflective tape, trick or treating before dusk, us checking their candy etc. as long as they get treats, all is well in their eyes. you are getting older and wiser now, as well as cynical. remember, it is society that dictates these standards, and it is the parent's job to protect their children from harm. in a perfect world everything would be as it was. but unfortunately it's only gonna get worse...not better. brace yourself.
come on Itgirl stop being obstinate. i didnt say it we should let our kids roam the streets on ecxtacy and give them hand grenades. im saying let halloween be fun again. yea its fun for THEM cause they dont know any better.

everything has become too much about instant gratification now-a-days.

yea, keep your kids extra safe on halloween because you havent spent the last 5 years teaching them not to trust strangers, or look both ways before crossing, or other common sense **** that will keep them just as safe. i guess its okay not to teach our kids the facts of life so long as we shelter them.
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my goal is to protect the innocence of my children. if that makes me some 'helicopter parent' or whatever the latest catchphrase is, so be it. things ain't like they used to be. teachers are molesting students, there's pedophiles in every neighborhood etc. kids can't just be kids anymore. sounds like a watchful eye is necessary nowadays.

I completely understand where you are coming from. It is a scary world especially when you are a mom. Catch phrase or not, I just raised a daughter, trying to be super mom, sent her to college where I suddenly realized how unprepared she was. She is super smart but lacks common sense or should I say decision making ability? I then realized it was because I made all her decisions for her.

I speak only from my own experience. Maybe yours will be different. She has had to have a crash course in reality. She is doing great but I am definitely changing how I do things with the other 2.
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they beat the yankees. yankees are the best team in baseball. im happy.



come on Itgirl stop being obstinate. i didnt say it we should let our kids roam the streets on ecxtacy and give them hand grenades. im saying let halloween be fun again. yea its fun for THEM cause they dont know any better.

everything has become too much about instant gratification now-a-days.

yea, keep your kids extra safe on halloween because you havent spent the last 5 years teaching them not to trust strangers, or look both ways before crossing, or other common sense **** that will keep them just as safe. i guess its okay not to teach our kids the facts of life so long as we shelter them.
it can be fun, just safe too. i like to be proactive, not reactive. besides, the kids don't know what it was like when we were young. to them, this is the new normal.
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thats my point though. poking yourself in the eye with a stick would be fun if you didnt know the diference. think about it.
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I completely understand where you are coming from. It is a scary world especially when you are a mom. Catch phrase or not, I just raised a daughter, trying to be super mom, sent her to college where I suddenly realized how unprepared she was. She is super smart but lacks common sense or should I say decision making ability? I then realized it was because I made all her decisions for her.

I speak only from my own experience. Maybe yours will be different. She has had to have a crash course in reality. She is doing great but I am definitely changing how I do things with the other 2.
thats majority of kids in general. I known serveral over the years like that n see many more now at the college. Its not al lthe parents fault, alot if not most kids think they know more than the parents do. That is until they make it to 30 n fingure out hey mom n dad were right, man if I had just llistened
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