As Halloween approaches, I always hear debate among the parenting community about taking infants trick-or-treating. Parents put so much effort into dressing their wee ones up as everything from pumpkins to Yoda, but they’re oddly hesitant to show them off to the neighborhood! Our elders cite “overstimulation” concerns and fear of germs. The all-grown-up and sophisticated parents insist that young moms and dads should hibernate in their homes on All Hallows Eve, lest people think we’re tacky and “using” our babies to garner free candy.
So let me be the one to say it: I had an entire maternity ward staring at my who-ha as the fiery vengeance of infantile life burst forth from my loins. The least you can do is hand over a mini Snickers.