There's no way to prepare children for a global pandemic because most adults have never been through one themselves. With Halloween right around the corner and millions of kids clinging to the notion that huddling up in a mosh-pit packed with tiny ghouls and goblins is the only way to get their hands on free candy, a lot of parents are looking for creative ways to make it happen, including one family in Pennsylvania.
Meet Vince Mak, the engineer and witty creator of the Candypult: a fun and safe way to "throw candy at kids" who are looking to cash in on Halloween this year.
"With everything going on, everyone just needs to feel happy and find something to laugh at," he told FOX43 News, so he and his son Connor designed a custom slingshot that would safely launch candy to trick-or-treaters from their front porch.
While Mak suspects his family will need to purchase extra candy this year, he can hardly wait to break out his trusty Candypult on Halloween night. If you live in the area — Springettsbury Township from 6 pm to 8 pm — be sure to visit Cayuga Lane to see what all the hype is about, but hey, keep your distance, so you don't end up like poor little Ralphie. #kidding #alsonotkidding #staysafe
In all seriousness, Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, and I wouldn't wish social distancing, during the best night of the year, on any kid. So have fun, and keep your kids safe with masks that cover all the right parts. I'm looking at YOU, Lady Gaga fans. 🎃👻