We’ve all heard the horror stories, urban legends about the things that we can encounter on Halloween. Whether they are true or not, we need to be cautious and aware.
This is especially true if you have children. Old wives tales about kids finding razor blades in candy have terrorized neighborhoods for years, and though most of it is exaggerated, it doesn’t hurt to exercise a little extra caution.
Halloween can sometimes get a little crazy. There are costume parties and drinks everywhere, not to mention lots of kids trick-or-treating. With so much chaos, it’s important to make sure that everyone in your family is feeling secure.
On Halloween, take extra care to:
- Hand the keys over to a trusted friend if you planning on having a few drinks at a party (incidents involving drunk drivers escalate on holidays, especially if they fall on a weekend). Likewise, be on the lookout for vehicles when you are out and about.
- Make sure you know where everyone in your family will be (i.e. who’s trick-or-treating with the kids? When is everyone expected to be back? Can other family members be reached via phone?)
- Make sure that if you have kids that are trick-or-treating, they are bundled up and prepared for all weather conditions (despite any protests they may have).
- Check all candy in your kids’ bag before you give it to them, just in case there is anything that they can’t or shouldn’t have.
- Keep all pets indoors so that they don’t get lost in the chaos.
Above all, make sure that you and your family have a very safe and happy Halloween!