Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We’ve all got kids, grandkids, relative kids, and neighbor kids. Please watch out for them during the festivities. And please make sure you’re keeping track of your own kids no matter how old they are. Things are weird in the world and we don’t take chances. We won’t let it spoil our fun but we do need to be mindful of the usual dangers and even the ones we never thought we’d have to worry about.

If your kids are older and going out on their own, be sure to ask them where they are going, get names and addresses, and phone numbers for adults (they own the houses or rent the places, right?). Check all the candy, etc., as usual. And if you’re free and not handing out candy or are done doing your part, how about strolling the area to make sure things are safe?

Make sure you remind the kids not to talk to strangers who pull up in cars and it wouldn’t hurt to have a talk about what to do if something goes wrong. Remind them that there is safety in numbers! And make sure they understand they should scream and run if anyone approaches that they know should not approach at all. I know that this is a little vague under the circumstances because people of all ages like to scare the kids for fun. But please, just talk to your kids and be safe. Even a redundant talk is worth the effort.

If the kids are sticking together it is harder to pull them apart so be sure that the kids are in groups if they are out and about! If you’ve got little ones that are scared of something, remind them that this is just all in good fun, there’s nothing to be afraid of because you are there, you protect them, and remind them that Jesus and His armies of angels are looking after them, too.

Just promise me that you are all doing what you can to be safe and that will ease my mind. We will not let crazy people wreck things for us but we have to be proactive, too. If you see someone acting freaking weird or you have a bad feeling, call 911 and ask for an officer to come check things out. That’s their job! And better safe then sorry later. Okay?

Okay. I feel better now.

Goodnight, God bless you and keep you safe,

Rita