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Old 11-01-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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We had tons of kids last night of all ages including a few adults. Didn't bother me a bit. Halloween is about fun for all ages and I will give out candy to anyone regardless of age. I even dressed up myself for the first time in years although I am embarassed to admit that being only 92 lbs I had to buy my costume in the childrens dept. But no worries, nothing slutty about it. In fact I didn't see one slutty costume the entire night and trust me, there were more than enough folks coming through for one to slip past.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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I guess it's annoying whether they're Hispanic or not... LOL... sorry, just didn't necessarily get the point of pointing out they were Hispanic. Back to the topic.
It has cultural roots going back to Central America and Day of the Dead processions, so in that sense, yeah, it's germane that they're Hispanic. Personally, as long as people make the effort wear costumes, I don't much care how old they are anymore. There are plenty of adults wheeling babies around, begging for candy-- and you know three month old Isabella isn't sucking down those KitKats.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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If everything was acceptable for kids, then what would adults have to do, watch, listen to or wear?
Newsflash, Txt: You don't have to be trashy to be an adult. Some of us-- even some of us who are not Mormon-- have lived full and rich lives having never appeared in public drunken, tarted up, or otherwise without our dignity fully intact.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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It was never meant as only a child's holiday. I just got home from taking my children out trick or treating. There were hundreds of other kids out as well. So, I don't think the holiday is being overtaken by either adults or children. I have friends and relatives with little girls and NONE of them were dressed slutty. It is very possibly to find age appropriate costumes for girls and boys.

If adult women want to dress in a risque fashion, who cares? They are usually attending adult Halloween parties, anyway.

I don't get the big deal, sorry.

It was always a childrens day. It's only in recent years that adults started making it theirs too. I swear it almost seems it's rebellion, along with wanting what the children get to have, against religion of all sects making it such a big deal to dress up in a costume.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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It has cultural roots going back to Central America and Day of the Dead processions, so in that sense, yeah, it's germane that they're Hispanic. Personally, as long as people make the effort wear costumes, I don't much care how old they are anymore. There are plenty of adults wheeling babies around, begging for candy-- and you know three month old Isabella isn't sucking down those KitKats.
Excellent point...yes!! I've seen people with INFANTS, TOTing. Yeah, that baby is the one who's going to have that candy. If you're going to give a bag of candy to a child that age, you probably should have him or her removed from your custody. I'm sorry, but that's low......seriously. To use your child to get candy. Yeah, great parenting.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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It was always a childrens day. It's only in recent years that adults started making it theirs too. I swear it almost seems it's rebellion, along with wanting what the children get to have, against religion of all sects making it such a big deal to dress up in a costume.
No it was not always a children's holiday. You need to do your research.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:31 PM
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I 100% agree. Homemade costumes that took invention and imagination were awesome. I didn't see a single one of those last night.
I do not recall any sleazy looking discount store costumes last night. Most of the costumes of "our" trick or treaters were either homemade or made from items the kids had around the house.

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It was always a childrens day. It's only in recent years that adults started making it theirs too. I swear it almost seems it's rebellion, along with wanting what the children get to have, against religion of all sects making it such a big deal to dress up in a costume.
Oh, good grief! 30+ years ago, my office held Halloween parties, at people's homes, outside of work.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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We went to our church's trunk or treat last night. Only appropriate costumes from the congregation.

But then the daycare students arrived. Granted, it's a low-income daycare, the church views it as a mission, which may be why there are so many single moms there. But if you dress your six year old as Lady Gaga, or your 8 year old as a prom queen (with more make up than I have EVER worn in my life) with a skirt that went literally just and inch or two below her panties and your 9 year old "little girl" gets upset because I said she looked 'cute' rather than 'sexy' - and you take the time to explain it to me, then that may be a clue to why you're a 'single' mom.

We had several adults that I didn't recognize going car to car (think 30, NOT 19) not in costume, with 2 kids and 3 treat bags. I didn't get upset - that was what the tootsie rolls were for. One apiece. The kids (in costume or not, teens included) got the snickers and butterfingers.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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We went to our church's trunk or treat last night. Only appropriate costumes from the congregation.

But then the daycare students arrived. Granted, it's a low-income daycare, the church views it as a mission, which may be why there are so many single moms there. But if you dress your six year old as Lady Gaga, or your 8 year old as a prom queen (with more make up than I have EVER worn in my life) with a skirt that went literally just and inch or two below her panties and your 9 year old "little girl" gets upset because I said she looked 'cute' rather than 'sexy' - and you take the time to explain it to me, then that may be a clue to why you're a 'single' mom.

We had several adults that I didn't recognize going car to car (think 30, NOT 19) not in costume, with 2 kids and 3 treat bags. I didn't get upset - that was what the tootsie rolls were for. One apiece. The kids (in costume or not, teens included) got the snickers and butterfingers.
How's the air way up there on that high horse?
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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How's the air way up there on that high horse?

My thoughts exactly. Wow....just wow.
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