If you wonder why Halloween is likely a child’s favorite day of the year (with Christmas being a close second), consider this: dressing up as someone (or something) else leads to people giving you candy. What kid would not want to take part in that?
Depending on your relationship with your ex, Halloween can be complicated for you and the children involved. Most parents want to have the experience of taking their kids out Trick-or-Treating, but it may be logistically (or emotionally) challenging given their feelings about each other.
When these issues arise, parents must be creative so that they can both have time to create long-lasting memories with their children. This post will offer some suggestions.
Get involved at school – For those with young children, be on the lookout for days at a child’s preschool or day care center where they will have a costume parade or decorate Trick-or-Treat bags.
Events at malls and shopping centers – It is common for some malls and shopping centers to have Trick-or-Treating events before Halloween. With Halloween being on a Tuesday this year, this could be an ideal opportunity for those who have parenting time on weekends.
Have a movie night – Similarly, having a Halloween party the weekend before where you watch scary movies (assuming the kids can handle this), is a good idea. For younger kids, watching Harry Potter or “Hotel Transylvania” is a good idea.
Carve a pumpkin with the kids – No Halloween experience is complete without going to a pumpkin patch or creating a Jack-o-Lantern.
Ultimately, parents can have a number of experiences to maximize their time with kids. If you have difficulties exercising such time, an experienced family law attorney can help.
The preceding is not legal advice.