How is this even a question? Everybody on all of social media is discussing what day Halloween is going to move to due to the pandemic.
Halloween doesn’t move. It happens on October 31. No matter what.
If it’s a school night, Halloween still happens.
If it’s raining, Halloween still happens.
If it’s snowing, Halloween still happens.
If there is a pandemic, Halloween still happens, just differently (and maybe more mask wearing than usual?)
You see where I’m going with this, right?
Why are people so concerned with giving their kids this picture perfect “holiday” with amazing weather and optimal trick or treating conditions?
That isn’t how this works. That’s now how any of this works.
You’re not out saving the baby Jesus. You’re taking free candy from strangers for crying out loud.
There is no need to reschedule this holiday if it doesn’t happen. Precious memories won’t be lost forever.
If free door to door candy is that important to you, then bring some hand sanitizer, wear a mask and social distance.
People aren’t going to deny your child candy, so just slow your roll a little bit. In fact, so many people have gotten creative about how to pass out candy this year which is totally awesome.
Halloween isn’t canceled on account of a pandemic. It’s just different. It’s all going to be fine.
So everybody just take a deep breath, your kid will still have plenty of snack sized snickers and butterfingers for you to steal.
It will be okay.
Oh, and again, wear a mask and slather yourself in hand sanitizer…