The countdown is on to Halloween, which brings to mind some “costume ground rules” for trick-or-treating … in our neighborhood, at least, next Monday.
More specifically, at our door.
* First and foremost, no politician costumes, please. We get enough political calls at home (despite being on the no-call list for years) and see enough of those who have announced, or are still deciding on whether to run for office. They get their air time, paid and/or free. Don’t expect any handouts at our house.
Kids who want treats while we have them (providing an above-mentioned politician doesn’t clean out the bowl before the rest of the crowd gets there) just need remove their masks at the door.
* No resemblances to terrorists, please. The guy down the street will be glad to “visit” with anyone who is dressed as a member of a terrorist group. He dishes out more than candy, by the way. Be prepared.
* No Nebraska, Colorado, Texas A&M uniforms, please. (Might want to add Missouri to that list.) There’s a definite pro-Big 12 Conference flavor to our neighborhood, except for the one LSU fan who hasn’t figured it out yet. A&M costumes will be appreciated at his house.
* No NBA owners, please. You should be giving out the treats rather than taking them. That’s what the guy with the season tickets to Thunder games tells me.
* No aliens, please. This one is kind of tough and might be negotiable. We love to make contact with intelligent lifeforms … no matter where they’re from.
Meanwhile, check http://knowit.newsok.com/edmond, http://knowit.newsok.com/midwest-city, http://knowit.newsok.com/norman, http://knowit.newsok.com/oklahoma-city and http://knowit.newsok.com/yukon for ways you can make this a safer Halloween for the little ones.