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Wow....best selling author, eh? That 'article' was all over the map.

First, she's a hater, and everything is horrible, but then somehow "when you do start listening to the little conversations your kiddos have about costumes, it’s undeniably magical"

Not only is that whole silly diatribe kind of pointless, and meandering, she sounds like a real killjoy to be around. :(

"Sour old mule" was pretty much on point.
 

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I wouldn't call her sour or a hater--she sounds like a mom with her hands full who doesn't look forward to the extra work. She helps and even encourages her kids' creativity, gives out candy, heck she even wears the socks! I wish more people who really do seem to hate Halloween would take a page from her book.
 

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I think folks are having a knee-jerk reaction to the title of her article, but not reading into her message. She's obviously not a Halloween hater, she just used that as a humorous device to talk about the foibles one encounters because of the holiday.
...at least that's my take on it.
 

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His name is Roger Clyne
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Plus, it's Yahoo not the NY Times or the Washington Post.
 

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haha

I read a Halloween article in a local grocery store newsletter - she suggested giving your kids a smaller trick or treat bag so they wouldn't get as much candy.

Really? :p

Ironically, I think if you're trying to get your kids to have a healthier Halloween let them Trick or Treat a lot (exercise duh!) then deal with the candy later.


Maybe I was a weird kid but the actual TOT part was the part I loved. Traded all my candy for the little bags of pretzels.
 

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I have a neighbor that could give this woman a run for her money. She hates halloween, too. She is not religious at all, she just hates it.

Now, get this: every halloween, she leaves her porch light on. And then, when kids ring her bell and say trick or treat, she is rude to them and their parents. She says she does not participate in halloween, and sends them off.

She then has the gall to complain that kids ring her doorbell. When told she should turn off her light, she becomes enraged and says she shouldn't have to sacrifice safety and turn of her light (what?huh?) just so "little Suzy can get her Snicker bar." Makes no sense, right?
 

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I think folks are having a knee-jerk reaction to the title of her article, but not reading into her message. She's obviously not a Halloween hater, she just used that as a humorous device to talk about the foibles one encounters because of the holiday.
...at least that's my take on it.
Interesting perspective. Personally, I don't think I had a knee-jerk reaction at all.

Out of curiosity, I re-read it this morning, and still did not find a particularly coherent message, and overall, it still seemed pretty grumpy and gripey:



“But it’s true, I’m a Halloween hater”

“I don’t let my kids talk about Halloween until October 1st. Yeah, that’s right. And if I had my way it would be October 29th “

“when I still had my good-Halloween-mother-mask on.”

“it’s law in my household that the what-am-I-going-to-be discussion is forbidden before October 1st, when you do start listening to the little conversations your kiddos have about costumes”

“I can’t think of anything more stupid than letting children plunge knives into unforgiving gourds nearly severing vital arteries at ever (sp) turn. And talk about a mess“


It's certainly possible that there was another message in there, but if so, I maintain that it is a muddled one, and still feel that most of it had a pretty curmudgeonly tone.

But, hey, if there is a good message there that others are perceiving, then that's all good. It sure wouldn't be the first time I've missed the point on something....:)

 

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yes! But whose tongue and whose cheek? Placed where by whom? The plot thickens.....
 
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By using the word "hate" in her title, I think she IS looking for knee-jerk reactions. She claims she hates Halloween, but from her article it sounds like she is at least partially involved in every aspect of it. All I can say is, I'm glad she wasn't my Mom when I was growing up. I feel sorry for her kids. Sounds like a control freak, to boot.

I like this quote for one of the reviews:
" She sounds like one of those moms from Wife-Swap that wasn't missed when she returned home." LOL
 

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She's only a best seller because she use done of those publishers that likes selling thousands of copies of its own product to itself to get them listed in the NYT Best seller lists. The hallmark of this is a "shooting star" ranking, where the book appears on the best seller list worse than rank 20 for 2 or 3 weeks, then vanishes. She had one book hit the list for 2 weeks in May 2010, well over a year after first publication, and best rank was 32. Every book she has had published is listed as a bargain title, another huge sign that there was a buyback to boost bestseller rankings.
 

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I have a neighbor that could give this woman a run for her money. She hates halloween, too. She is not religious at all, she just hates it.

Now, get this: every halloween, she leaves her porch light on. And then, when kids ring her bell and say trick or treat, she is rude to them and their parents. She says she does not participate in halloween, and sends them off.

She then has the gall to complain that kids ring her doorbell. When told she should turn off her light, she becomes enraged and says she shouldn't have to sacrifice safety and turn of her light (what?huh?) just so "little Suzy can get her Snicker bar." Makes no sense, right?

Someone should give this woman a serious helping of toilet paper and several dozen eggs. Maybe some shaving cream for her car? JMO:rolleyes:
 

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haha

I read a Halloween article in a local grocery store newsletter - she suggested giving your kids a smaller trick or treat bag so they wouldn't get as much candy.
Which is why Dad and I always walked around with my daughter & niece - we carried pillow cases so they could empty their little buckets when they got too full!
 

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Trying to be tongue-in-cheek, I guess, but she comes off as a negative energy transmitter. Rule Number 1 for a Happy Life, eliminate/avoid all negative energy...

and egg their houses!
 
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