As common readers of my posts know, I oppose lockdowns, favor vaccines, oppose authorities hyping the specter of Covid to kids, and oppose authorities masks mandates.
So when life begins to look type of regular, particularly for kids, I cheer.
I had a lot to cheer about final evening, Halloween. Usually, now we have 50 to 100 kids come by and gather sweet. Final yr, we had 3. This yr we had simply over 60.
A lot of them wore masks, in fact, as a result of these had been a part of the costumes. However they had been sometimes masks with holes for nostril and mouth. In different phrases, they weren’t the sort you utilize to stop the unfold of Covid.
Additionally, I didn’t see youngsters or their dad and mom fretting about the truth that I wasn’t sporting rubber gloves whereas handing out sweet.
All in all, a standard night.
A few enjoyable highlights: My pleasure is in asking the children what they’re dressed up as as a result of if it isn’t ghosts, witches, clowns, or Captain America, I don’t know. One younger woman, who was in all probability about 10 or 11, stated she was a personality from Harry Potter after which with complete satisfaction instructed me she had learn each Potter guide and seen each Potter film. In the direction of about 8:30, when the youngsters had been coming by, one had a enjoyable smart-ass remark. His associates had every been saying “Trick or deal with.” He stated, “I’ve been saying ‘Trick or deal with’ all evening. I’m due for a trick.”
One attention-grabbing factor I seen. We reside in a reasonably pricy neighborhood the place there aren’t a whole lot of Latinos. However in a typical yr, about 35% of the children are Latino. This yr I’d put it at about 15 to twenty%.