Halloween is upon us and I am getting a taste of what it is like to not have kids to take trick or treating. It’s odd and unfamiliar but not too upsetting. When my kids were young, we would go out and come home with a decent haul of candy, order pizza and either me or Hubby would sit outside to hand candy out.
This year, my oldest is at a big people party (not going to say adult) and my middle is out with friends and then going to a sleepover party. That leaves the youngest who is PRIME trick or treat age. He had the opportunity to hit up not one but TWO neighborhoods for candy. But what does he do? Opt to just go out at night.
I’m still scratching my head at this one. Hubby and I both would spend every available second to score candy for years. I know I did until I graduated high school. (Don’t judge… I was technically still a minor then.)
So, the youngest is out, after almost pushing him out the door. He’ll go out again, after dinner when he originally planned but I wonder why he wasn’t taking advantage of the golden opportunity to get CANDY?
This year, I’m just on door duty. The little ones that come out early are just too cute. I still get annoyed that there are some teens that don’t dress up but that was done when I was a kid and it is still being done. Sure, I “phoned in” a costume or two when I was a kid. Can anyone remember my jumpsuit from Space Camp? I think the days of me shepherding along with my kids at they went door to door are about over. I’m a bit sad about it but now I can at least enjoy seeing all the kids costumes as they come to the door. No more overly hot or cold days, I just get to sit by the front door and wait for the kids to arrive.
Maybe someday, I’ll dress for the holiday, maybe I won’t. I’ve always liked Halloween because it’s a fun holiday. No presents or major family functions to travel to; just parties, candy and make believe. (Plus the bonus that my birthday is in just two days away.)
Happy Halloween Everyone!