Halloween wouldn’t be complete without Trick or Treating! I loved going out and collecting a candy as a kid, I always got SO much and it would last me until Christmas. It was so much fun with all of the other kids in town running around.
These days Halloween just isn’t the same for kids. Schools are heavily restricting costumes or even banning them from being worn at school as to not scare or offend anyone. Halloween IS scary, that’s what it’s all about!! And now kids hardly even go out trick or treating anymore. Our malls have big Halloween nights where kids can go and collect candy indoors in a safe environment. My best friend lives in a fairly new neighborhood with lots of young families and she barely got more then ten kids to her door. You can’t even blame the weather for that because it’s been SO nice out and we have been lucky to have made it this far without snow yet.
It makes me sad to think about the day I have kids. What will Halloween be like for them then? I know that I will keep that Halloween tradition going for as long as I’m alive.
While we didn’t get too many kids to my friends place this evening, we did get one very special trick or treater, my nephew as an adorable little Ewok:
Seriously, kids on Halloween are the best <3 Hope everyone had a spooktacular Halloween! Can’t wait for next year!
What do you think about the dying trick or treating and dressing up tradition for kids these days?