Tuesday , 23 January 2018
Halloween
Cute little munchkin :-)

Halloween

h1Halloween always seemed like a fun time to me when I was young. You get to dress up and were funny costumes not care what anyone thinks and get yummy candy. Sadly though there are some people who take the fun out of trick or treating for kids. Some individuals will actually poison candy and put dangerous objects in the candy such as razor blades, pins, and nails the list can go on and on.

Can you believe a parent would do this to their own child? Well this happened in 1974. Ronald Clark O’Bryan poisoned his 8 yr old son Timothy O’Bryan. 

timothy-obrianThe father took out a life insurance policy in the amount of $40,000 in the hopes he would get out of debt. Ronald laced some Pixy Stix candy with cyanide. So naturally Timothy is going to trust his father. Timothy did die due to his fathers poisoning.

Ronald actually tried to do this to other children in the hopes of being able to collect more insurance money. Lucky for the other children Ronald was not successful. In 1984 Ronald was executed by the state of Texas.  pixy-stixdad

Some safety tips to consider when your little angel (child) is out and about for trick or treating.

  • If you have spooky candles try to use battery operated ones if you can. This will help to not burn anyone and there will be less of a concern for any fire hazards. It is always a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher close by you never know when your little munchkins might start running around everywhere. I am guessing after the kids have candy this is sure to create a burst of energy. 
  • Make sure if you live in a state that has snow to keep the sidewalks and driveways clear and put down salt if needed. We don’t want anyone falling and breaking a hip. Also make sure to have proper lighting. Since little kids like to take off and just run we want to make sure they don’t trip over anything including their own 2 feet.
  • Be extra cautious when walking with your child as some drivers either are not paying attention or just can’t see you. It would be good if you and your child wear clothing that is bright in colors this will help to reflect vehicle lights.
  • I suggest to buy a child leash this will help you have more control over your little munchkin. At least this way they can only run so far.Leashes-Kids-Bad-Idea-After-All
  • In some states medical centers will do a free digital x-ray for Halloween candy. I would suggest to call your local medical centers where you live. I think anything can help. It’s always better to be safe then just guess and hope for the best.
  • A must have number to always have on hand Poison Control in the US 1-800-222-1222

A couple little munchkins below

 

Citation: images/google

America, J. (n.d.). Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Adults. ABC News. Retrieved October 29, 2013, from http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/halloween-safety-tips-kids-adults/story?id=20703598

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