Just Give Them the Damn Candy
My daughter is special. My daughter is funny. My daughter is beautiful. My daughter loves Halloween. My daughter is 21 years old. My daughter still goes trick-or-treating. Let me write those last two sentences again. My daughter is 21 years old and my daughter still goes trick-or-treating. Shocking, right? Would it be less shocking if I told you the part that makes her so "special" is also the part that makes her so child like that she still wants to dress up in a costume and go door to door asking for candy? Would it be less shocking if I forced her to carry one of those stupid blue pumpkins around so that you can identify her as "special?" Would it be less shocking if I told you that over the years I have learned to take her to local Trunk-or-Treats at churches or out to the Moore County Airport just so I don't have to deal with the nasty side glares and she doesn't have to deal with jerks asking her "aren't you too old to be trick-or-treating?" Listen, just give them the damn candy. I don't care how old they are - just give them the damn candy. Even if they aren't "special" can't you just be happy they are out and about, socializing wirh humans, and NOT getting into Halloween mischief? You already bought the damn candy. Stop being so judgy and just give it to them. Seriously, it costs you nothing to be kind. ****Commentary by Cheryl Christy. Cheryl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.