I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. It was a fun night for our kids and we made it home safely, which is not something that could be said about the 12-year old trick-or-treater that was shot to death. Apparently, a man thought he was being robbed so he open fire on a dad and his two boys when they knocked on his door. Can you imagine being the parent of the boy killed? I would be devastated and would want to build barriers around my other kids.
I don’t understand what the shooter was thinking. It was Halloween and he had his porch light on. It should have been obvious they were trick-or-treaters and not robbers. And what was an ex-convict doing with an AK-47 assault rifle and why did he need to fire off 29 or more rounds?
Halloween is one of those holidays where we as parents have to have faith. We have to trust that people won’t lace our kids’ candy with poison, we have to have faith that people won’t abduct or shoot our kids when they ring the door bell, and we have to believe people won’t rob us when we open our doors to trick-or-treaters. I love Halloween, but I find myself wondering if we are too trusting when it comes to trick-or-treating. On any other night, most of us would not let our kids accept candy from strangers or let them open the door if we didn’t know who was ringing the door bell. But on Halloween, we are very trusting and have faith people will be on their best behavior.
So, what do you think? Are we too trusting when it comes to Halloween?