Ok, so I realize that I sound like a crabby old lady, and I’m not at all angry with the comments, but I realized that perhaps I should have a follow-up post so I don’t get hated on for the rest of blogging or real life.
I will admit that I didn’t think about the one parent with multiple children or the couples who split duties. In my experience as a kid, no one I knew did either of those things. With all of my friends, both parents went out, so I didn’t even think of this possibility.
Also, I think harvest festivals and the like are awesome. In fact, I’ve been the organizer, administrator, and implementer of one such festival, and it was great fun. They celebrate children and are for the community. I love those. It’s the door to door thing that bothers me. I hate being home and not being able to do anything because the door bell is going to ring any minute, so we typically go out. Then I feel a slight sense of guilt for going out because I’m not there for the kids and all that. I know they are sad when there isn’t a good turnout.
Anyway, I’m just sharing the feeling some people who don’t have children may have. I’m not hating on you or your kid specifically. I want you kid to have fun and be celebrated. I just want to chose to partake in that celebration, not be subject to a societal pressure.