I personally am not a Halloween person. As a child, I did enjoy dressing up and going Trick or Treating, but as an adult, other than rifling through my children’s Halloween candy after they’d gone to bed, I could take it or leave it.
But I do enjoy seeing the little ones come to the door in their princess, superhero, or the flavor of the year costumes, and watching their eyes as they get to pick out a treat from my beribboned basket.
I was mortified, to say the least, when I read about the woman in North Dakota who instead of handing out treats this Halloween, will, presumably, do a quick body scan of the children standing before her and hand overweight children a letter. A portion of the text says:
“You [sic] child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season. My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits.”
Really? So she’s going to put a letter into, by her estimation, an overweight kid’s plastic orange pumpkin instead of candy? Why not give out small packages of fresh fruit instead?
Weigh in here, my friends! What suggestions would you have for our Attila the Hun?