Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Celebrations | Posted on 31-10-2011
With our political correctness, we have obliterated Halloween in our elementary schools. And that’s a shame. When I was a kid (OK, that was decades ago, don’t rub it in), we joyfully donned costumes and marched around at recess in the school’s Halloween parade. It was a spectacle and a celebration. And it was great fun. Your mask would get all sweaty inside. Someone would step on your cape. And maybe you accidentally peed through your costume.
What child can concentrate in school on Halloween anyway? With visions of Snickers and Twizzlers and Tootsie Roll pops dancing in their heads?
We can’t even utter the word Halloween in schools. Let alone have a party. It’s “pumpkin party” or “harvest party.” I say, boo. Hello? It’s like not acknowledging the elephant in the room. It’s Halloween, for goodness sake. SAY it. (Is this the holiday that will not be named? Ala Voldemort?)
So, no costumes or parades. And certainly no parties with cupcakes with spiders on them or punch with floating gummy worms. No sugar.
And if it’s no sugar and absolutely no peanuts (these days), then that means no Snickers. And in my book, that gets a failing grade.