Are we too old to trick or treat?
October 1, 2009 12:41 PM Subscribe
Halloween's my favorite holiday, and I love trick-or-treating. Problem: my Mom just told me I'm too old.
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I'm in my late 20's. Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, and my favorite thing to do is to see other people's costumes who love the holiday, which is generally kids and families (not as into the Halloween parties where everyone either has an ironic non-costume, or is a sexy _______ and drinks a lot).
I trick or treat every year. Usually, my boyfriend and I put dozens of hours into our costumes, and we always get tons of compliments on how great our costumes were. They are always interesting, handmade, family friendly costumes (not scary or sexy).
But I'm now in my mid-20s, verging on late 20s. I haven't ever thought there was a problem with me trick or treating as an adult as long as you a) let the kids go first, always and b) have a really neat costume but my Mom tells me every year that I'm too old to be trick or treating. No one has ever said this to us while we were out and about, and no one has ever seemed to be uncomfortable with us trick or treating (which I've always assumed had to do with us having cool costumes).
I told her I'd poll a rather outspoken online community about it this year. What do you guys think?
PS- We're in L.A. and don't have any friends who like Halloween. We've tried going to parties, but we not really into drinking or super loud music. I'm sure there are awesome parties that we'd love, but we haven't found them, or other people who are as into Halloween as we are. Trick or treating always seems to be the highlight of my month. Our home is not on a street with much kid traffic at the holidays, so if we stay home, we see maybe 4 trick or treaters.