(LETTER TO THE POST) How OLD IS TOO OLD TO Trick or Treat?

Posted 2 years ago

By Administrator

My name is Tami I’m emailing you this morning because yesterday I had a parent come to my house and yell at me for turning her 16 year old son away for trick or treating in barely a costume and just being too old in my opinion.

She said he had a costume on that he was Justin Bieber and that he should be allowed to trick or treat as long as he has a costume on. I thought it was weird that she even came over to tell me that it’s not like I had confrontation with her son, he laughed and kept on moving.

Do you think I had the right to turn her son away for trick or treating at the age of 16 and a sad excuse for a costume?

Signed,
Tami


  • Lisa

    I think that was just rude of you to do. NOONE is to “old” to go out on Halloween to Trick Or Treat and have a good time! I would of happily gave the 16 yr old candy. EVERYONE deserves to have fun on Halloween, since it is favorite time of year for so many.

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  • Dill

    Tami that is your choice to turn the older kids away. The mom shouldnt have said a word either and respected that and let it go.

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  • Chomander

    I think they can trick or treat if they are in costume!

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  • trickortreat

    I think it’s fun so many kids were out on such a beautiful night. If they are wearing a costume i think that’s ok for them to trick or treat!

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  • Melissa

    I probably would have made a light hearted remark to him about being too old and asked what he was, just to make him feel a little uncomfortable, but not actually turned him away. Yes, it’s weird that she confronted you, but I don’t think personally I’d turn anyone away unless they were rude or causing a scene.

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  • Ol Hallows Eve

    I think it’s okay as long as they aren’t being rude about it and just wanted to go have some fun, but sometimes the older kids, even middle schoolers are greedy and cocky and just want to cause trouble. If they are disrespectful to me I would turn them away but not because they were too old but because they were rude to me. Otherwise I say why not, they are still kids and sometimes try to grow up too fast!

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  • Melissa

    i think its fine for them at that age, what i dont like is the parents that take little babies trick-or-treating and the babies cant even eat the candy…the adults are just using them for their own selfish wants!!! Wait til the child can actually enjoy halloween!

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  • Lily Munster

    Who are you to decide the appropriate age for children to participate in activities? Furthing my thought, it is quite rude of you to say that someone’s costume is “a sad excuse”.
    At our house, we are generous with the “good” candy, regardless of age and regardless of costume. I would rather see ALL kids out having a good time, rather than experimenting with meth.

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  • Joe Nasty

    Who cares how old they are? If they’re having fun, not doing meth and listening to Insane Clown Posse, I’m all for it!

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  • http://ldemilt@live.com Laurie

    I agree with Lisa, Halloween is a once a year holiday for fun of costumes and candy. No one is too old, heck i had parents dressed up with their kids and heck ya we gave them candy!! And for costumes, Justin is a popular guy, one year my daughter was Brittney Spears!!! So eat some candy and enjoy the holliday with everyone else. Mom was rude but i would have givin everyone candy anyways. Never know if this is the only sweets they get for the year. I say its all about giving!!!! :)

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  • Joe Nasty

    @ Laurie – While I agree with your post,

    You let your daughter dress up as BRITNEY SPEARS?

    Tell me you shaved your daughters head and had her talk jibberish… please!
    That would have been GREAT!

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  • george fisher

    Tami I think you did the right thing, at 16 he should be out working and earning his own money for candy and not trick or treating to me thats the same as stealing from a kid and lazy parenting.

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  • http://ldemilt@live.com Laurie

    did ya ever think maybe parents couldnt afford a costume, or he has autism and wont put on a costume, or maybe this child was on a special visit with mom and she just wanted her loving son to have fun with candy. What is the big deal? Joe- yes we did Brittney Spears a few years ago and not bald Spears! lol

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  • Garrison

    Is 25 cents worth of candy really worth all the hassle? And the kid’s mom needs to drop the drama mama routine.

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  • Tim

    High School is too old period and the mother should be ashamed. I would have turned him away too.

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  • Jason

    we had high school and junior high kids trick or treating and so what…we gave them candy it was no big deal they dressed up was at the house for 2 seconds and was not out doing drugs or causing trouble!!! What else is there to do???

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