“Trick or treat!”: First round for the both of us
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2013 13:10
This year, for the first time, I am excited for Halloween.
As a child I was never allowed to go trick or treating, among many other things that did not recognized as fun in our home. Now that I am 21 years old, I will go for the first time and give my daughter the ‘spooky’ experience.
Last year she was too small to walk a great distance, but this year we will definitely be roaming the streets of San Angelo. Me and … Minnie Mouse.
Yes, Minnie Mouse. I went to grab the pirate costume but my tasteful one year old had other plans. I figured she would be cute out there with a bag full of ‘booty,’ doesn’t that sound appealing? Or maybe it was just me, I may have been about to ruin her first year experience, luckily she thought for herself. The outcome will be here in a couple of weeks.
… Just so much anticipation for us first timers.
On Halloween, when I was young my parents would always send me to church functions or parties with other children we knew. There I was, with a bunch of little kids while all of my friends collected candy and shared laughter.
Maybe I’m still upset. Do I come off that way? Why, yes I do. I do not think I will ever get over it, but what better way to cope than to create memories over the bland past.
High school may have been the first chance I received to explore the world on Halloween, but hello, its high school. While some people find it ok to dress up and go door to door after hitting four feet and some inches, I find it obnoxious. At that point, can’t you buy your own candy and be happy? You should be getting the life scared out of you at some haunted house at that age, not being ‘spooked’ by a rocking chair on someone’s front porch. I hope the teenagers, who thought they ‘were cool,’ sit back and evaluate how creepy they looked out there, and some adults are still out there without a care in the world.
Coming to college, my friends thought it would be fun to go trick or treating before going out to party, but I guess my ‘wicked’ past never allowed me to get in the spirit. I’d rather sit in a cemetery and tell spooky tales. My idea was always shot down for alcohol and people stuck trying to figure out, who or what you were ‘supposed to be.’
I refuse to dress up as an adult, although I do see some really cute costume ideas out there. It just bothers me that my daughter and I will see ‘naughty school girls’ and ‘over-sized bunnies’ while we are walking down the street. Does anyone else see a problem with that? Just checking…
So for some good, wholesome fun, who’s with me? (There is that awkward silence that I get every year, but who cares.)
I will be out with Saniyah, excuse me: Minnie Mouse, having a blast in this ‘Hot Diggity Dog’ of a town.
Whatever you choose to do, be safe.