What is your kid going as for Halloween this year?
How about you? What did you go as when you were a kid?
Kids Halloween costumes today?
Are you kidding me?
It seems like there is no thought put into it anymore. every little girl is a princess and every little boy a ninja.
After a kid turns 12 years old? they’re on the verge of hanging up the trick or treating for good. the costume selection process goes right out the window. when it should go into overdrive.
Let’s go kid?!
You’re a little older now, got a few more life experiences. put some forethought into that costume, some imagination, Will ya?
Your career as a trick or treater is almost over.
Very soon, You will be going into forced retirement.
No self-respecting kid goes trick or treating once they hit high school. you’d get teased by your friends. Not to mention the houses you attempt to get candy from? will shun you.
“Can I see some Identification Kid? What’s that? Left it at home huh? Sorry, I’m going to have to deny you candy from my domicile. We believe you to be too old for this sort of thing anymore. Shouldn’t you be chasing the skirts around school instead of engaging in this sort of behavior? You have passed through the looking-glass Alice. There is just no more free candy for you. I’m afraid? it’s over. Don’t you let me catch you coming around here anymore ya hear me!”
You’ll spot those on the cusp trick or treaters. every year a couple show up at your door.
Notice the changes in their body language? it appears their hearts just aren’t as into it as they use to be?
“What happened to you kid? You use to be so full of life? Now look at you?”
Last year I had two young men I think were about 12 or 13 show up at the door. the first kid had a Michigan State stadium blanket over his head so you couldn’t see his face. one hand extended from underneath it and in a high pitch girly voice I hear, “tricks or treats.” followed by what seemed like 7 minutes of giggling.
A blanket? C’mon buddy? that’s the best you got? his friend standing next to him is in a complete full blue body stocking. all he did was grunt.
I’m not sure if they were kidding? or high as a kite? They stood there extending their hands to a row of bushes on the side of our house. I wanted to throw a bucket of water on the both of them. it’s a miracle that they even made it to our front door.
“Stop That Giggling!”
I should of handed each of them a roll of reflective tape. just in case they happened to accidentally walk into traffic later that night.
I decided that this was the parents responsibility. not mine. Tonight? I’m just the candy giver.
I really do like seeing kids enjoy themselves on Halloween.
Some of them seemed really excited to get the candy.
When it comes to their costume? not as much excitement. some are shy, I forget that.
It’s about the kids enjoyment on Halloween. Right?
One costume I do enjoy every year is the “Hot Mommy.” who is dressed in a cute costume escorting their little boy or girl on their rounds.
Talk about upstaging your kid? Mom?!?
Some of these Mom’s either have no idea what they’re doing?…….or…….quite possibly? they know exactly what they’re doing.
You be the judge.
You’ll see the mom in a kitty outfit, a cheerleaders uniform, or dressed like little red riding hood.
Ladies….Ladies…what in the wide wide world of sports is going on here?
Last Year one mom showed up in a french maid outfit with her kid. as I looked past her, I could see the husband standing out on our front sidewalk giving me the stink eye. holding the leash of the biggest Great Dane I’d ever seen.
I waved to him, he didn’t wave back. So, I gave him a double thumb’s up.
Look Daddy-O? I didn’t dress your wife up like this? if you didn’t want her out getting ogled by the men folk in the neighborhood. then get her out of those fish net stockings and that short skirt and for goodness sakes? put some pants on her!
What am I, a monk? I don’t answer the door dressed like Tarzan with my Johnson hanging out. Do I? No….I do not. The Mrs. simply wouldn’t approve.
Yet, Every Halloween? The Hot Mommies show up at our doorstep. I wonder what would of happened if I gave candy to the Mom’s instead? just ignored the kid?
That Dad with the Great Dane would of sick the dog on me for sure.
Every Halloween Kids are told to do what they are told not to do every other day of the year.
First, they have the go ahead to talk to strangers.
“Wait? What? talk to that weird guy who’s house you want me to stay away from? Mom? Dad? did I do something to make you mad?”
Second, after telling me to never ever take candy from strangers.
“It’s OK? Really? but you told me to never ever do that?”
Lastly, they are also encouraged to dress up in something that the parents might not normally approve of.
How many other days of the year do kids get free rein? as a kid you’ve just got to take advantage of that.
It’s make-believe, you can dress up and pretend you are anyone on Halloween. you can blame the bad behavior on the costume, probably get away with it in most cases. but these kids today don’t seem to care. why is that?
It’s not only about the candy. you’ll see that when get to my age.