I’ll be going trick-or-treating with my niece and nephew tonight. She’s five and one-and-a-half. Needless to say, I’m not doing it by myself, but I’m going to dress up like a pirate (arrrgh, matey!) to get in on the fun with them. The niece is all excited that I’m going with her. Love that kid.
Anyhow, make sure your little monsters are safe. They have some helpful tips over at Halloween.com and Halloween-safety.com to ensure a fun yet safe spooky excursion. Two things they list that you should definitely remember:
- Help your child pick out or make a costume that will be safe. Make it fire proof, the eye holes should be large enough for good peripheral vision. (As Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer can tell you, it’s all fun & games until someone loses an eye!)
- Teaching your kids basic everyday safety such as not getting into cars or talking to strangers, watching both ways before crossing streets and crossing when the lights tell you to, will help make them safer when they are out Trick or Treating.
Glowsticks and reflective markers on shoes or costumes are, of course, another great idea. Make sure those kids can be easily seen by traffic!
Oh, and if you really want to see something scary, there’s a new Dancing With The Stars on tonight. Hey, it gives me the shivers!
Have a safe and happy Halloween!