Kids today grow up way too fast. My feeling is, let them have the fun of being a “kid” as long as possible. Adulthood and all of its responsibilities will be here soon enough.
You might have seen me post something about this on Facebook yesterday. Last night, my daughter and her friend went out trick-or-treating. They are in still in middle school. They got a somewhat late start because my daughter had soccer practice and didn’t get home till 7. By the time she had showered, eaten dinner, and put her costume on, it was 8 o’clock. Out the door they went. They were back about 20 minutes later, somewhat dejected. Apparently at a number of the houses they went to, adults told them they were too old to be trick-or-treating, and a couple people told them they were out too late. However, due to Hurricane Sandy, we have not had school all week, including today, the day after Halloween.
Disappointed, they returned home. Why are we in such a hurry to make these kids grow up? They took the time to put together costumes on their own with a couple things from the party store and other things they found at home or borrowed. I thought they were fairly creative.
Deciding not to let the adults spoil all their fun, they walked to CVS and bought their own candy. But let’s face it, it’s much more fun to go from house to house than to buy candy at a store. I wonder, will this experience factor into what they decide to do next year? Will this year’s Halloween be the last for trick-or-treating?
Let’s let kids be kids as long as possible! If it means young teenagers dressing up and trick-or-treating, I say let them have their fun! What do you think? How old is too old to trick-or-treat?