Hi Friends! Halloween is right around the corner and I’m super excited! Although Halloween is one of my favorite “holidays”, I have a bone to pick with her.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Remember when we were kids, and we would go Trick or Treating and it seemed as though every child on planet Earth was running around the neighborhood with pillow cases full of candy?! OMG, REMEMBER?! Remember when the neighborhood bullies would threaten to beat up little kids and steal their candy?! I don’t! Seriously though, did this happen in real life, or only on TV? Remember when you were a teenager and you would invite your best friend over and the two of you would get all dressed up in super cool teenager costumes and pass out candy to the younger kids?! Remember when your dad had to run out and pick up more candy because there were so many Trick or Treaters that you would run out way before curfew? Oh wait, remember when there was NO curfew? Do you remember all of this? I do and if you don’t, you must have been born after 1995. Why is it that all of these wonderful things don’t happen anymore? Halloween, I’m sorry, girl, but you changed.
Why, though? Why did you change? I know the economy isn’t great, and candy and costumes aren’t cheap, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on us. Candy is pricy, I’m aware, but like, there’s always Tootsie Rolls, right? And with a little creativity, everyday clothing and household items can be turned into awesome costumes. One year, my sister wanted to be something “different” and she didn’t want to buy a costume that a classmate might also have. So, my mom got a large box, cut holes for my sister’s arms and head, wrapped the box in Christmas wrapping paper, and tied ribbons around it and in my sister’s hair, and TA DAAA! She was a Christmas present for Halloween! How cute, huh?
What else changed? Crime? Well, yeah. I know people are less trusting of neighbors and of course, strangers, but um, HELLO, PARENTS?! Go WITH your kids, DUH! Oh, you’re tired? Oh, poor you! MAN UP PARENTS! Take your kids Trick or Treating! Maybe we can round up all sick and twisted adults with any criminal history involving children, keep them locked up for the evening while our kids Trick or Treat, and then release them. There will still be those that haven’t been caught yet, but at least we can eliminate some risk? No? Whatever, I like this idea. I’M DESPERATE HERE!
I fear that by the time I have children, Trick or Treating will be outlawed or extinct. I feel bad for today’s youth. They are getting completely cheated out of a great time. Thank you, stupid broke economy and big jerk criminals for ruining this for all of us.
Halloween has not been the same for years, but I have not and will not give up hope. I will still buy a bunch of yummy candy, carve the most spectacular pumpkin known to mankind, put my porch light on and wait for the cute neighborhood kids in their cool costumes to ring the doorbell while shouting, “TRICK OR TREAT!”