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    I find it a bit odd to be honest that people say they wouldn't have any lollies to give out anyway. If you don't decorate your house you're not likely to get trick or treaters. If you do then you will.

    Having no decorations is usually the end of it. Kids don't have X-ray vision to see what's in your pantry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I find it a bit odd to be honest that people say they wouldn't have any lollies to give out anyway. If you don't decorate your house you're not likely to get trick or treaters. If you do then you will.

    Having no decorations is usually the end of it. Kids don't have X-ray vision to see what's in your pantry.
    I never have decorations &always leave the front light off, & have still had kids knocking on my door asking for lollies - of course they dont know whether or not I will have any,its more about their expectation that I SHOULD have some (....which I donr).

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    We only knocked on the decorated houses
    One guy gave us karate pamphlets haha great advertising the streets were swimming with kids

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    I still can't see why people can't buy one pack of those mini chocs. it's like $5 and if you get the odd trick or treated you have something to brighten their day. it's about the spirit of the occasion and making a kid smile. that's what I get out of it anyway (just a shame we had no of come to our door last night lol!!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I still can't see why people can't buy one pack of those mini chocs. it's like $5 and if you get the odd trick or treated you have something to brighten their day. it's about the spirit of the occasion and making a kid smile. that's what I get out of it anyway (just a shame we had no of come to our door last night lol!!).
    Maybe the budget doesn't stretch that far. Or maybe (like me) you feel that Halloween has become commercialised and you don't feel like supporting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I still can't see why people can't buy one pack of those mini chocs. it's like $5 and if you get the odd trick or treated you have something to brighten their day. it's about the spirit of the occasion and making a kid smile. that's what I get out of it anyway (just a shame we had no of come to our door last night lol!!).
    I don't like it, it's teaching children a sense of entitlement. If your house is decorated, yeah fair enough. However just because they knock on a door they must get lollies? Uh no! I don't celebrate Halloween and don't encourage trick or treating.

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    Default Anyone had trick or treaters visit?

    I put a note on my door that politely said we weren't participating.
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    We teach our kids not to take lollies from strangers, yet one day a year it's ok for them to do exactly that?

    Doesn't make sense if you ask me.

    It's absolutely an each to their own kind of thing! It's just not for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kissesforfive View Post
    We teach our kids not to take lollies from strangers, yet one day a year it's ok for them to do exactly that?

    Doesn't make sense if you ask me.

    It's absolutely an each to their own kind of thing! It's just not for me
    I see this comment on here every year.

    Big differences - parents are with kids, kids are dressed up and we only visit houses that are decorated and obviously getting involved.

    Santa is a stranger too. How is Christmas different? We ring the police when someone breaks into our house but once a year a strange man is allowed into our house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possie7 View Post
    I don't like it, it's teaching children a sense of entitlement.
    that's harsh. I respect anyones right not to participate and wouldn't accuse them of being a wowser. All I saw last night (and there were heaps in our area probably because it was Saturday night) were incredibly polite and well mannered children (and adults).


 

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