This mum admits to boycotting Halloween, saying she steers away from traditional treats because her kids “get enough sugar.”
The mother shared on a parenting forum, “I’m the Grinch when it comes to Halloween. My kids have never been nor will they go trick or treating.
“I put a sign out saying ‘don’t bother knocking here or you’ll get fruit on my door’ haha. It’s an over-commercialised American tradition. Not for me sorry.”
“If they knock here I will give them fruit. I don’t really care where the tradition started, I won’t be sucked into plying kids with sugar or having my kids knock on randoms’ doors and ask for treats,” she writes.
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She was soon accused of being “not a fun mum”.
I remember the first time we did anything for Halloween was a birthday party my then 6yr old was invited to by one of his classmates. Prior to that my children didn’t really know anything about it.
Since then we often attended a disco at the local play centre and carved a pumpkin at home. That was it, until new neighbours came along who were originally from America and then the fun began! We haven’t missed a year since.
I think everyone has their own opinions on Halloween – but please don’t spoil the fun for other kids. If you don’t want to join in, just pop a sign out letting people know. Easy!
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