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October 07, 2008

Halloween Head's Up


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Head's Up - Halloween's coming! The scary movies are starting on the "family" channels. The witches costumes and creepy masks are popping up in practically every store. It's a good time of year...during the day.

Then at night, all those scary images become a bit more - real - for little kids. Even my big Thing 1 - gets nervous at bedtime wondering "Are ghosts real?".

In the coming weeks, here at Parent Club, we will be noting some Halloween Events, costume ideas and activities...with special notes referring to the items as appropriate for all ages, older kids or little children.

This all comes from Halloween two years ago - where we trick or treated in our 'hood. A big, costumed, man popped out of bushes to scare the living daylights out of Thing 1 and Thing 2. For the first time, ever, in my life -- I got really mad at a stranger - mad enough to speak up; "Take off that mask right now and show my kids you are a just wearing a costume. You don't scare little kids. What are you THINKING?!"

If you have a Halloween tip you would like to share email us: info@parentclub.ca

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1 Comments:

At October 8, 2008 at 10:26 PM , Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

Some of the crazy stuff in the stores is actually a little scary - Graham got a little freaked out when he saw a talking head that eats a rat!

 

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