Halloween has been haunted in New Jersey for the past two years. In 2011 there was a blizzard and in 2012 the Jersey coast got battered by Hurricane Sandy, forcing Gov. Chris Christie to twice cancel the holiday.
This year he really doesn't want to have to do that. "My children want to know if I just don't like Halloween," Christie said Tuesday. "That's not true, I'm fine with Halloween and I'm really hoping that Halloween this year...that the kids in New Jersey for the first time now in three years will have a normal Halloween where they can get in their costumes, walk with their families through their neighborhoods and enjoy that special day that all of them seem to enjoy so much."
But then Christie soured a wee bit on the over-sweetened holiday, by talking about his own experience as a parent. "In my house it's usually about a week of incredible sugar highs," he said. "That no matter where you hide the candy, ultimately when they come home they find it and then it winds up in their rooms where they -- you wonder why they can't fall asleep for a week."
That being said, the governor hoped that Halloween could go off without a hitch this year. "So, I'm hoping that for all the communities across New Jersey, but particularly those communities that have been most affected by the storm, places like Little Ferry and Moonachie, that there can be a close to normal Halloween for those kids this Thursday," Christie said.
Halloween is next Thursday.