I was in my kitchen going through the pantry and saw some bags of candy. My immediate thought was to make sure they were good enough for Halloween.
Then I paused.
Halloween will be different this year.
My kids are older so it’s not an issue for our home (16, 17, 20) but I was thinking of the kids who come by every year for their treats.
I have nephews and nieces that will be looking forward to this day.
So I started thinking of how the candy and treat manufacturers will need to make mini bags of treats that can be sold in bulk for people to distribute. And how everyone will have to wear masks (which most are used to doing).
Then I thought about kids having to go to various homes and how the adults in their homes would have to wipe down every mini bag of candy (the assumption being there would be no individual pieces).
So I thought, maybe there would have to be small get togethers where kids did trick or treating from room to room or from corner to corner of one home.
And then I stopped thinking.
Somehow, someway, the adults will hopefully figure out the safest way to create Halloween festivities for children in our unusual climate.
It’s not too early to start planning ahead.
Happy September- preparing for October.
Looking forward to treats.