The home where the opposite of fun lives is in North Dakota, and was revealed in a radio interview where a local woman said she was taking control of childhood obesity.
“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight…” she told Y94 morning radio, via ValleyNewsLive.com. “I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.”
“I’m contributing to their health problems and really, their kids are everybody’s kids. It’s a whole village,” she adds.
While it’s understandable that someone might be concerned with the health of children, is it really the job of a stranger to punish/surprise kids who are expecting a treat, as tradition might suggest, and instead get a letter saying there’s something wrong with them?
“It’s just that kind of thing that for some kids, if they’re vulnerable, might trigger major problems,” chimes in a professor of psychology who studies eating disorders in children.
If you don’t want to give kids candy, that’s fine. But any lecture or discussion of their personal wellbeing? Probably best to leave that to the parents. So keep your lights off or don’t answer the door, but keep your opinions on child-rearing to yourself.
Woman Handing Out Letters, Not Halloween Candy [ValleyNewsLive.com]