Do you think it is wrong to drive your kids house to house while they go to the door without you to collect Halloween candy?

Do you think it is wrong to drive your kids house to house while they go to the door without you to collect Halloween candy?

BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
I understand if you are having certain issues health or whatever disability you may have, but I mean just plain lazy people who do not enjoy the holiday.
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Yes
BrittaniMaree , malantha , Apirka , ShadowedSeductress , Kitka , sweetpea12 , LoooveMonkey , Feisty , Alyxx , Lildrummrgurl7 , SydVicious , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Trysexual , Gluesnffr , Zombirella , Sammi , JackRaiden , rosythorn , Mrs.Tee , Rod Ronald , Gone (LD29) , edeneve , dv8
23  (62%)
No, Opinions welcome
CaliGirl , Gracie , Red Vinyl Kitty , Ex-prude , damnbul12 , P'Gell , SiNn , GONE! , K101 , ViVix , LavenderSkies , TheirPet , Melan!e , yw2
14  (38%)
Total votes: 37
Poll is closed
11/01/2012
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malantha malantha
YES! Get off your buns and walk those kids. I mean, God forbid you spend any time with them or anything!
11/01/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I think it's sad for the kids, but I don't know that I'd use the word "wrong." So other.
11/01/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
I said no because my daughter is pre-teen and While I try to let her be independent while out with her friends, I just can't not keep an eye on her especially going to strangers doors. So last night my friend and I just kind of trailed the girls to make sure they were safe.
This was the first year I didn't walk with her and it was weird. My baby is growing up.
11/01/2012
Apirka Apirka
Yes! I saw this last night...there was a small kid (under ten) that was walking up the road trick or treating (IN THE RAIN!) while their parent(s) drove up the road behind them. Kid never got in the car (that I saw), parent never got out of the car...that's just plain lazy. Get out and walk with your damn kid!
11/01/2012
Taylor Taylor
I think if you live in a rural area and the houses are far apart it's okay to drive house to house. Or if you have a medical condition that makes walking impossible. For the average person though, yeah you should probably be walking.
11/01/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
What the feck is my generation doing to Halloween traditions??
11/01/2012
Gracie Gracie
opps I read the question wrong! If you trick or treat in a different neighborhood, park the car and walk with the kids!!!! The less cars on the street during trick or treat the better in my opinion!
11/01/2012
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I don't think it's *wrong*, but I do think it's lazy. I've never seen it personally, but I think it's kind of sad to think about, unless like Taylor said you've got a medical condition or something.
11/01/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I understand if you are having certain issues health or whatever disability you may have, but I mean just plain lazy people who do not enjoy the holiday.
I hate it when people are lazy and drive their kids, some of my best memories are walking form house to house. It's part of the fun and tradition
11/01/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
My mum did that when she was sick, but that's a special situation, so it depends. If your parents are sick and they can't walk for two hours in the cold, I say it's fine, but otherwise I think that you should walk with them.
11/01/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
Absolutely. It teaches children to be super-ultra lazy. And the last thing the world needs is more lazy, worthless kids who don't know how to work hard for what they want.
11/01/2012
Feisty Feisty
I think it is silly, and I don't see the point in driving house to house- just walk!!!
11/01/2012
Ex-prude Ex-prude
I didn't think it is that bad. A lot of times they bring a car because they don't know if the neighborhood actually participates.
11/01/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I understand if you are having certain issues health or whatever disability you may have, but I mean just plain lazy people who do not enjoy the holiday.
nope, it can be cold. Keeping your kids in the warm car as much as possible is better for them and you.
11/01/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Not only is it a waste of gas money, it's really lazy. Unless there is an underlying condition or illness, I don't think it's necessary. The weather is no excuse. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, all of my costumes were designed with the rain and chilly weather in mind. One of my parents or my friend's parents always came along with us, that was half of the fun.
11/01/2012
SydVicious SydVicious
It's not "wrong", but it's stupid and lazy. I mean good grief, in a housing area where the homes are close together there is no reason to drive your car around to each house. If you have to drive to another area to trick or treat, park your car and walk around with your kids. I saw SUV's and trucks with the backs opened and the kids would just jump out and go to each house. I just don't see the need for it. We are visiting my mom and her subdivision has some streets that have long stretches without participating homes, so we pulled a wagon and when my toddler got a little tired, she hopped in and we pulled her home in the wagon.
11/01/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I would be out the car with them walking up to the houses. Or park on whatever block I am on and walk the block then get in the car to the next one.
11/01/2012
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
i think it is weird to do so. if you are in a neighborhood, houses are right next to each other so there is no point to drive only 20 feet to the next house when you can just walk it.
11/01/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Yes, it isn't going to kill you to get out and enjoy it with your kid for an hour or two (or less). Unless you are disabled, stop being lazy and get with it!
11/01/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
People do this?
11/01/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Unless one has been a parent and been through every single problem one can have as a parent it's impossible to know why someone may need to do certain things. Mom may have an illness or have a problem with fatigue, and may not be able to walk door to door. It may be pouring down rain and the children do need to Trick or Treat, and running out of the car to stay dry between houses may be the best thing. (My Man and a friend had to do this one Halloween, because it was raining and they had promised the children they could go Trick or Treating and it would have been awful to cancel it at the last minute. I was down with a bad influenza and couldn't even go at all.)

When I was a kid, your mother didn't accompany you after 2nd grade or so, you just went out and did your thing. I think some parents are "Helicopter Parents" and think they need to smother children with constant hoovering presence. This isn't necessary. Kids don't need to be constantly entertained (in fact it is proven that imagination flourishes when children have "nothing to do" and are not constantly in the presence and under direct supervision of their parents.)

Also, the age of the child is important. Letting a 3 year old run out of a car may not be a great idea, but letting a 10 year old do this, (because you don't know the reason the parent has to do this) is fine.

My youngest went with out walking to Trick or Treat a friend and her friend's little brother yesterday. They were in a nice neighborhood and were NOT accompanied by an adult. (Thank GOD. Her friend's mom can be a little smothering, and I'm glad she agreed with me to let he kids..... just be kids!)

A good parent should have plenty of opportunity to spend with their children. And parenting shouldn't be judged by people who have never done it.

Some parents do awful things to children and this car thing is really not that big of a deal and also..... isn't my business. I honestly couldn't care less.
11/01/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by LoooveMonkey
Absolutely. It teaches children to be super-ultra lazy. And the last thing the world needs is more lazy, worthless kids who don't know how to work hard for what they want.
Is running from house to house to beg for free candy really the best lesson in "working hard for what you need?"

Just asking.

As I said before, one has no idea why a parent does this. If one doesn't have kids, or has never been sick or disabled on Halloween but still wants the kids to have fun, they may not understand why parents do certain things. As I've said in myriad posts, "I was once a perfect parent... then I had kids." Parenting is NOT something that should be judged by non-parents. They are, for all intents and purposes, clueless to what it takes to raise children. What one thinks one will do "If I had a kid" is usually totally different than what one ends up doing in a lot of situations.

Of course, weather permitting, children over the age of 8 or so should be able to T or T without a parent in most neighborhoods. My problem with it (in good weather) is that the parent [italic|feels they need to be there, even if the child is well old enough to walk around the neighborhood with friends without a parent "supervising" what should be a night FOR kids to be kids.
11/01/2012
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I understand if you are having certain issues health or whatever disability you may have, but I mean just plain lazy people who do not enjoy the holiday.
when you have sev en and tehy r small and its cold you tend to drive
11/01/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I understand if you are having certain issues health or whatever disability you may have, but I mean just plain lazy people who do not enjoy the holiday.
I'm not sure I fully understand here. Is it wrong to stay in the car while the kids do the trick or treating? Not necessarily I suppose. I don't think someone lazy if they stay in the car while they're old enough, responsible enough kid runs into the homes of people the parent knows and trusts well.

I on the other hand never let the kids go without me. What fun would that be for me!? Lol. I enjoy going with them, and they always ask if I'll get out everywhere we stop and go with them. It's cold though and I don't think badly of a parent for staying in the car while the kids run in, if it's of course totally safe, like I mentioned above.

Now it is unresponsible to let your kids go alone if you do not know the people they're trick or treating at or the kids are not plenty old and responsible enough to be trusted. I couldn't ever sit in the car while our kids go inside for many reasons, safety included.

Okay. I see we're talking about when we're in neighborhoods where walking is super convenient to go from house to house. It's not like that here. We have to drive because there aren't really big neighborhoods. However, in one part of town (we still have to drive down the mtn we live on to get there) we park and WALK WITH the kids door to door. It is a big-ish neighborhood, so it is a situation where we'd walk a few feet and come to another house, walk a few more feet and we're at another house. Other than that area though, and besides an apt complex, there aren't very many closely housed neighborhoods, so for us, driving place to place is really necessary.
11/02/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
I think unless you have something wrong with you if you don't want to walk your kids get someone else to do it!
11/02/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I understand if you are having certain issues health or whatever disability you may have, but I mean just plain lazy people who do not enjoy the holiday.
It depends on the neighborhood really. I try not to judge, but I hope it would be a neighborhood they knew well, and there would be no safety concerns...also true if the children are older and go in groups.
11/02/2012
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I understand if you are having certain issues health or whatever disability you may have, but I mean just plain lazy people who do not enjoy the holiday.
Of course, you never know what will happen
11/02/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I always walk with my child.
11/02/2012
jr2012 jr2012
I think it's legit if you live in a rural area.

My boyfriend grew up in the middle of nowhere, and the houses are about a 10 min walk between them....poor kids on foot would be out for hours to get only minimal amounts of candy without a little bit of vehicular help!
11/02/2012
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