How to Treat or Treat at Home

Each month of parenting during a pandemic brings with it many questions that parents never thought they would have to ask themselves. Will my child meet with their teacher in person this year? They’ll take off their masks in front of school photos, right? And now, of course, there are questions: ” Can my children go for a treat or a joke?” They need to get away ? If they leave, is it safe? If they don’t go, do I make them skip?

One mom, Alena Scott, who lives in Ohio, told me that she had the perfect way to say yes to safe treatment for her children, ages 8 and 13: “We all dress up and knock on each one in turn. a treat by the door of someone else’s bedroom. “

Of course, the hallway treat may look a little different in every family, but we had some ideas on how parents can maximize the receptions (and treats).

First, spend some time preparing your front doors. Every child – and their adults – can turn their bedroom doors into pieces of Halloween art. Think of creepy wreaths, lights, designs, and cotton spider webs.

Then collect all the costumes you can find. Fortnite and Mal suits last year? Check. That witch that for some reason you’ve had for ten years? Check. A clown wig from … wait, who the hell is a clown? Check. Lush suit jumpsuits that are actually pajamas? Check.

Be sure to also look for closets for inspiration. Old dresses and ties for flower girls may well be a costume idea. Pull out the swimwear, beach towels, and colorful necklaces you bought for this outfit and never wear again. The more costumes you can put together, the more passes your trick masters will be able to walk up and down the hallway, because when you do a trick or a treat in your own home, everyone has to be dressed, candy canes and beggars. as “homeowners”.

Next, be sure to eat a variety of sweets. Sure, everyone loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but you never get one of three houses in a row. These giant candy bags will be your best friends this Halloween.

Finally, have fun! Play creepy music and play it while family members take turns knocking on doors. Between blows, “homeowners” can change into a different outfit or look. Maybe Spider-Man loves kids and admires stunt costumes (read: his mums and sisters). Maybe the shiny unicorn is a big, angry grumbler muttering to himself, handing out old toothbrushes to his little brother and dad.

We know, we know, it’s not quite the same as running down the street from house to house, but in 2020 we are all becoming more inventive.

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