Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Teenagers Can Trick-Or-Treat Too
I've been seeing articles floating around stating that teenagers should stop trick-or-treating. I do not agree. My son was 13 last year and he went trick-or-treating.
If your teenager has a costume and they are polite, I'm not understanding the problem. Why are we forcing our kids to grow up so fast?
I wouldn't even mind if a teenager came to the door in a shirt like this:
At least it's something. I also require manners. If your teenager shuffles up and says nothing, I'll prompt him. My son always said "trick-or-treat" and "thank you." If your teenager has manners, they'll get candy from me.
My son is 14 now and has decided ON HIS OWN that he will not be trick-or-treating this year. He's wearing the shirt I posted and will be passing out candy. I'll miss him being with his sister and I. He's had some great costumes over the years:
He was Beetlejuice:
Jimmy Dugan from A League Of Their Own "There's no crying in baseball!"
I've got to remember that he's growing up.
But I also know there will be other teenagers still out trick-or-treating. And so long as they are polite and have costumes on, I'll be handing the candy with a smile and wishing them a Happy Halloween.
When did you stop trick-or-treating?