The scariest thing about Halloween is how we have turned an age-old night of kids running around gathering candy and courage, into an adult-run, store-bought, warning-ridden, expert-intensive, sugar-shaming, broccoli-centric (well, soon enough) worry-a-thon.
So this year, consider leaving the car at home and sending the kids out in costumes with some light-reflective tape, after teaching them how to cross the street safely. (Devices put away, heads up, look left, look right, look left again, and make eye contact with drivers turning.)
THE POINT: Halloween isn’t suddenly unsafe. What’s unsafe is telling kids that they live in a neighborhood quite possibly populated by psychopaths eager to poison or pounce on them.
That would scare anyone!