Now that we are into September and Labor Day is behind us it's that time of year when we all start planning for Halloween. Figuring out who were going to be, what type of candy to hand out, planning parties, and just getting into the spirit of things.
We already have word from Gov. Cuomo that they have okayed fall activities like apple picking, corn mazes, and things of that nature. So what about Halloween?
I'm not talking about the adult parties - I'm talking about for the kids. Trick-or-treating.
It is one of our favorite things to do with our children and I know we're 100% not alone in this. But how can we not expect there to be major changes?
Los Angeles County in California has already banned Trick-or-Treating. I fear that many other areas are going to follow that lead sooner than later. Across the pond, Englad is set to ban social gatherings over six starting on September 14th.
Here in New York schools are getting set to reopen. Kids, while in smaller groups, are going to be interacting daily. Given that fact I think it is totally possible to leave trick-or-treating on the table. Here's what I propose:
- Contactless candy - just leave a bowl out and let kids grab from it. You can even sit outside on your lawn, maybe even have a fire and make sure people aren't taking too much.
- Stick to your neighborhoods - I know many people like to venture out to other areas but it would be easier if people just stuck to their own neighborhoods. Easier to keep everyone accounted for.
- Wear masks - that should be pretty easy since it's Halloween!
I think we've all been through a lot. I think we should be able to have a safe Halloween for the sake of our own sanity.