sam has low muscle tone. At 7 he still has difficulty walking for long periods of time. He also has a very low threshhold for being scared. If he hears the tinest scary music, he runs out of the room. There is a halloween commercial for reeses peanut butter cups... And it freaks him out... No tolerance.
Ok, so those two things being known his school has planned a trip to Sleepy Hollow.. We live in that area of westchester.. You know, Ichabod Crane, headless horseman... They arent going for halloween festivities, but they are going there for a tour of philipsburg manor, with some history, some fresh air... They have planned the trip for the 31st with Sams little class.
Yes he knows the story, yes it freaks him out.
So putting together sending him to sleepy hollow on that day when something scary may be fun for the other kids- but he will freak- and knowing the walking tour will be hard on him(and he may not be able to go trick or treating because really, that much walking in a day will not be tolerated) do I not send him on the class trip?
Fyi- halloween has been cancelled here due to snow and hurricaines these last 2 years. He has not been trick or treating since he was 4.
What would you do?
History with school with the potential to freak him out... Or begging for candy in the neighborhood.
Also, just another footnote... Houses here are 2 acre lots, so, its a lot of walking for little candy... But he did enjoy it at 4.