Interesting perspective. Personally, I don't think I had a knee-jerk reaction at all.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.
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?
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!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.