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What is your opinion? My son's halloween costume.

My son is going as a bum this halloween. We have bums at every stop sign in town with cardboard signs. (They are a well organized group, not truely in need.)
Anyway, my 13yo son said he wanted to be a bum. His sign will read "Homeschooled, will work for books. Anything helps, God bless." Or "Teenager, will work for candy, Anything helps, God bless."
What is your opinion?


Asked by SusieD250 at 1:25 PM on Oct. 18, 2008 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • I think it's a great idea. I went as a bum when I was about 13 or so. We had bums all over our town as well. I don't think it's a big deal. It's halloween. As long as he is in a safe neighborhood trick or treating then it's no big deal.

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 2:07 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • I think it sounds like a witty social statement, but I would be careful because sometimes people get violent when they get offended.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • It's a cute idea, but it may offend the bums. What not dress him as a Hobo instead? You know the sotty faced carpet bagger looking guy with a stick with a red bandana sack tied to the end ofit? That way you wont be offending the well organized bums.

    Answer by vbruno at 2:05 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • I like the home educated part! BUT you might offend. I told my son that when he got his t-shirt that said "I beat anorexia, and boy I beat it good!" He is a big guy at 6' and 250 pounds--football player:-)


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • DO IT:-) Enough people make fun of home schoolers:-) Don't worry about being PC:-)

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Oct. 18, 2008