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    So what's too extreme ...

    ... for Hallowe'en?

    We've always taken the approach that kids must go through the gauntlet of fear to get to our front door for candies. Some refuse to come up to our house, even if their parents are along with them. The reason I'm asking is because today I made a little girl cry at the hallowe'en store. I was carrying this head around when I heard her burst into tears and say "I want to go home now". For the parents of young kids out there, is this too extreme to hang up in our front entrance where we hand out candies?


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    If you don't want the young kids just leave the front lights turned off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    If you don't want the young kids just leave the front lights turned off.
    Sooo, you're saying it's too extreme???

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    You're teaching them a valuable lesson.
    Now they'll be afraid of your house, candy and clowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    ... for Hallowe'en?

    We've always taken the approach that kids must go through the gauntlet of fear to get to our front door for candies. Some refuse to come up to our house, even if their parents are along with them. The reason I'm asking is because today I made a little girl cry at the hallowe'en store. I was carrying this head around when I heard her burst into tears and say "I want to go home now". For the parents of young kids out there, is this too extreme to hang up in our front entrance where we hand out candies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    You're teaching them a valuable lesson.
    Now they'll be afraid of your house, candy and clowns.

    Mission accomplished!
    Everyone should be wary of clowns.

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    The adults/older kids have a choice of whether to approach your house or not. The parents of the younger ones have the responsibility to use good judgment in allowing their kids to go up to a house or not. I think if it's hung up, it's fair game. It's not like you're hiding behind the bushes wearing it and jumping out to scare the crap out of the little ones.

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    Hang it up and put a body on the floor underneath it. Then when the kids knock on the door, open it holding a "bloody" scythe.

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    I like it. When Halloween's over, you could leave it up as a warning to clowns.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    I wore a mask similar to the severed head pictured. It was on my head, my head thru a hole in a platter and a hole in the table right beside the candy dish. Some parents did not appreciate it, but screw them. Sitting for three hours as part of a table sucked, but it was worth it.

    As to your original question, no, it is not too extreme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Danw View Post
    Sitting for three hours as part of a table sucked, but it was worth it.
    Sir, I applaud your dedication to your craft.
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    It had to be a friggen clown, didn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    It had to be a friggen clown, didn't it?
    Yeah, but it's a dead clown Siu. The best kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    It had to be a friggen clown, didn't it?
    A tiny car pulled up in front of our house. Ten clowns climbed out ... nine entered back in. 'nough said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    A tiny car pulled up in front of our house. Ten clowns climbed out ... nine entered back in. 'nough said.
    You need to work on your marksmanship Sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Connell View Post
    Yeah, but it's a dead clown Siu. The best kind.
    We'll see, Connell. I dont' like the looks of this. Hmmmph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    A tiny car pulled up in front of our house. Ten clowns climbed out ... nine entered back in. 'nough said.
    One of them just wouldn't listen, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_e View Post
    One of them just wouldn't listen, huh?

    There's always got to be one clown in a group.

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    I like it... I wouldn't bring my 4 year old daughter up to your door, but as mentioned, that's what parenting is about.

    On the other hand, how far is your door from the street? Will kids be able to clearly see it if they walk by and look at your door?
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    What happened to happy smiling pumpkins & ghosts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luwin1026 View Post
    The adults/older kids have a choice of whether to approach your house or not. The parents of the younger ones have the responsibility to use good judgment in allowing their kids to go up to a house or not. I think if it's hung up, it's fair game. It's not like you're hiding behind the bushes wearing it and jumping out to scare the crap out of the little ones.
    You're wearing a freakin' Snuggie while riding a motorcycle. 'nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Hang it up and put a body on the floor underneath it. Then when the kids knock on the door, open it holding a "bloody" scythe.
    No, hang it up and dress up as a headless clown body on the floor underneath it. Then when the kids walk up towards you you start to wiggle and jiggle on the ground!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    you need to have a stuffed clown suit laying under it. Teh kids have to reach into the bloody neck hole to get a piece of candy out of the clown body. Candy is not for wussy.
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    dang it, opened the thread too late, the body idea has already been posted. Sorry about that MV and others.
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