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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Is there such a thing as too much of Halloween?
Good news! Your baby doesn't have to be a pumpkin! What about a lobster, a monkey, or even a chilli pepper?
Anybody think Halloween is over the top, too much too scary too soon for young children? One dad was just telling me that he and his wife have to be careful what stores they take their children to -- some decorations are just too downright spooky for them, including creeky noises and skeleton hands. If you have a story to tell, email me at email@example.com. I'm writing about this.