This week, while I've been worrying about a tree falling on the house, or losing power for days on end, my kids have been worried about trick or treating. Even if the worst rain and winds from Hurricane Sandy end in time for us to venture out of the house on Wednesday, it's predicted to be freezing cold and unpleasant. So much for the hot dog roast we were planning in the front yard.
As we wait out the storm, I've been dreaming up alternate plans for the annual candy fest that is Halloween. Could we trick-or-treat from room to room in our house? Invite a few neighborhood friends over -- if it's safe for them to leave their homes? What about rescheduling Halloween until Friday night, after the hurricane abates? Or maybe we should just trick-or-treat with umbrellas.
If you're affected by Hurricane Sandy, how are you addressing the prospect of a wet and rainy Halloween with your kids? And if you're one of the millions left without power or displaced by the storm -- please know that I join the many Americans praying for a swift return to normalcy for you all.
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