Wednesday is Halloween, a night for fun and candy. Little ghouls and ghosties, along with their (hopefully costumed) parents will dominate the streets in neighborhoods across the country. Except for the trick or treater’s going to malls, then this blog doesn’t apply. Safety is the name of the game, even with visions of Jolly Rancher’s dancing in little heads everywhere.
When you’re strolling through the neighborhood with kids running amok everywhere you look, lighting is crucial. If it’s too dark, a person could stumble and fall, or trip over a dragging sack of candy and turn an ankle. This is definitely NOT something that you want to do, so I suggest a great flashlight to light your way.
When we were kids, the last thing we wanted to carry was flashlights. They didn’t really match the costume and they interfered with our candy loot, because you couldn’t hoist a ten pound pillowcase full of candy while juggling the big silver flashlight from your dad’s tool box. When glow sticks came around, we jumped on those, first because they were so cool, and second because you could incorporate them into your costume.
This Halloween, stock up on glow sticks, flashlights, glow in the dark costumes…whatever you need to keep yourself illuminated and safe out on the street, even if it doesn’t match what you’re wearing. Don’t forget to donate candy to me here at ReStockIt (our address is on the website) and please be safe!