Thursday Open Thread

October 30, 2014

Apropos of my last post (when I left my daughter home alone and traumatized her for life because she thought I was maybe dead), I found this chart really interesting, because it lists how old kids have to be before you can legally leave them home alone. It varies widely by state, and in my state of California, there is no legal age requirement. Other states range from as low as 6 years old (Kansas) to 14 years old (Illinois). Fourteen? Really? What do you think?

And on the eve of Halloween, before we descend into official holiday madness, I am thinking of the little traditions we have established. Our big Halloween tradition is visiting the same pumpkin patch every year, and taking the same picture:

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What are your favorite traditions? Any not-so favorites?

What’s on your mind today? Chat away!