Please Keep This in Mind Before You Get Annoyed at Trick-or-Treaters This Year


Real talk. Halloween is fun and all, but it can get kind of annoying if you’re not the one dressed up, ringing doorbells and collecting a pile of fun-sized candy bars. Maybe it’s not your favorite holiday. We get it. Kids can be loud. Some ring the doorbell many, many times, scream “Trick or Treat” at an unnecessary volume, grab too much candy or take forever to choose between a Milky Way and a Snickers.

You’re allowed to not like Halloween, of course, but the Facebook post below brings up one important point we’re going to try to keep in mind this year. The Asperger’s Syndrome Awareness – Bryan’s Advocacy Facebook group shared this valuable lesson this morning:

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The post reads:

With Halloween upon us, please keep in mind, a lot of little people will be visiting your home. Be accepting. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy may have poor fine motor skills. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy may have motor planning issues. The child who does not say trick or treat or thank you may be non-verbal. The child who looks disappointed when they see your bowl might have an allergy. The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might have a sensory issue (SPD) or autism. That BIG boy, might ‘appear’ to be an adult, but may be developmentally delayed. Choose your words wisely. Be nice. Be patient. It’s everyone’s Halloween.

It’s a simple little reminder even the most patient person can benefit from. Happy Halloween!

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