If my parents had stayed in the Bronx, I might have grown up thinking my family was like all the rest.
I’ll admit, as a dentist’s daughter and a lover of candy, I’m a little Jekyll and Hyde over the matter.
I never want to confine my family to tradition. I want my children to experience it, of course, but I also want to mix it up.
Crowds of children, the fear of personal contact, and the idea of approaching strangers for candy can be too much for a kid on the spectrum.
I thought maybe we if we all contacted Spirit Halloween, they’d take this costume off their shelves next year:
Lessons about crossing dark streets, waiting for others to catch up, and sharing goodies emerge from this strange and spooky holiday.
I have no patience for the over-the-top spookiness that grown-ups sometimes get into, but when it comes to trick-or-treating? I’m there.
Win people over to the experience-giving side by offering them the benefits of this approach, along with some easy ways for them to make the transition.
Sure, you could do what everyone else is doing on their trek to these popular National Parks. Or you could be a little more adventurous.