Are Your Kids Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?
As long as they are still in school and want to actually dress up in a costume to trick-or-treat on Halloween with their friends, then I say they are not too old.
I'm sad to report that my oldest son who is now 15 will not be trick-or-treating on Halloween this year. We thought we may have convinced him it's still ok for him and his buddies to go out, as long as they still dressed in a costume, but it was a hard no from him on the subject. Back in my day, the kids (my friends and I included) went trick-or-treating all the way through high school. And I think the only reason we didn't go trick-or-treating our senior year was because we went to a Halloween party instead.
It was all good in the neighborhood back then, whereas today, it seems like the older kids don't think it's cool to dress up and go house to house for candy.
Does anyone whose kid is not going out know why or have a theory? I've asked my son a million different ways, why? And all he says is, "Mom, it's not a big deal, I just don't feel like dressing in a costume anymore. Halloween is just for kids." Then I say to him: "YOU. ARE. A. KID."
There is no changing his mind, unfortunately – which makes me a little sad.
I feel like teens today are becoming older than they need to be and it's not good. I blame social media, YouTube and video games. There, I said it. 🙋🏼