Is Halloween Cancelled?

Last year, the debate about Halloween was whether to move it to always be on a Saturday. This year, coincidentally, it IS on a Saturday -- but now it might be cancelled. At least according to the CDC, who updated guidance this week to include trick-or-treating (and "trunk-or-treating") as high-risk activity. The CDC's guidance does contain some alternative ideas, most of which focus on "the reason for the season" (i.e. playing music to remember the deceased), but none as creative as this Detroit dad's candy (and beer) zip-line delivery system.

In more somber news, this was a week for parents being taken to task for their role in helping to spread the virus. School officials in Wisconsin say parents sent their COVID-positive symptomatic kids to school -- and suspect others are still purposely avoiding testing their symptomatic kids to prevent a positive diagnosis. Meanwhile, parents in Sudbury, Mass. are facing charges for hosting a high school party that caused the local school district to delay in-person learning for the whole high school.

On a more uplifting (though still sad) note, a nanny in Washington, D.C. threw herself in front of a car to save the two children in her care, when the driver jumped the curb onto the sidewalk. Doctors expect the nanny to make a full recovery in 6 months, but in the meantime, a GoFundMe campaign has been set up -- by one of the nanny's former charges.

Read on for more fam-tastic news and other fancy stuff!

Overheard on the Playground

6-year-old: What if I accidentally used magic and my teddy bear became a real bear and attacked me?

Me: I don't think that's a real concern.

6: Maybe not for you.



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About Liz Oertle
Denver, CO
Liz Oertle is the CEO and co-founder of Nanno. A recovering attorney and mother of two, she is passionate about helping parents connect with high quality childcare on demand.