Where did Halloween go? I haven’t seen it in years.
Where’s the screaming and mayhem? Where’s the sugared up kids, the raw eggs thrown at passing cars and toilet papering homes? And where are the smashed pumpkins littered in the streets?
Don’t kids have fun anymore?
Seriously, kids today have no clue how it is done.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be scared on Halloween. The werewolf, vampires and Frankensteins have been replaced with TV celebrities, cheerleaders, and other non-scary costumes.
Anything with blood and guts would be acceptable. Or a zombie. But that is not what I saw on the streets this year. Whose idea was it to send their kids trick-or-treating at community centers and shopping malls? What fun is that? Monsters don’t hang out in shopping malls. Monsters are known for hiding out in the dark houses in your neighborhood, behind the bushes and then jumping out at you when you walk by.
Parents of young children have told me that they prefer their kids go to the community centers and malls for Halloween because they feel it is “safer” in a public place with a lot of people.
Who wants safe?
As a young trick-or-treater I always preferred danger. That’s what Halloween is about.
Yeah, that’s right. Kids are supposed to go to dark, scary porches on Halloween and ask for candy.
They are your neighbors, people!
When I was a young girl….(a few years ago) Halloween was one of the highlights of the year. My three sisters, brother and myself would start out at dusk and had enough time to trick-or-treat in at least three or four neighborhoods. We got so much candy that we would have to make a pit-stop home to grab another pillowcase.
I understand the little ones just knocking on a few doors or visiting grandma to show off their costume, but everyone else should be out until the candy runs out. I always thought that was a rule.
What has happened to the Halloween spirit? I noticed all the dark houses on my street. The lights are out, but I know they are in there watching TV in a back bedroom.
I want the Halloween back that I grew up with. Mom’s old sheets cut up for a spooky ghost or mummy costume (nothing was store-bought) and the whole neighborhood with their doors open waiting for the ghouls and goblins coming their way to pass out handfuls of candy and treats.
We made our own haunted houses, popcorn balls and candied apples. I guess they are gone forever, too.
Who suddenly decided to downgrade the scariness that Halloween originally had? Sadly, Halloween has changed throughout the years. Doesn’t anyone dress up as a hobo anymore?
The candy has been downgraded too. Candy has come a long way over the years with so many more choices now. But there is a problem–bite sized candy bars. What kid wants a candy bar that after one-bite it is gone! No bite sized candy at my house, it’s not allowed. Only full size Snickers, Milky Ways, Three Musketeers, and my lights stay on until 10 p.m.. You never know when a straggler might come your way and I most certainly do not want to disappoint.
Oh, and don’t even get me started on the downturn of scary movies!