Luckily, it’s Wednesday and that means I can do a Wordless Wednesday post and not have to wake my brain enough to write much.
AH said she wanted to be a princess superhero for Halloween and she wanted me to dress up with her. With a little help from the cape and mask we got from a superhero birthday party, and a tiara and wand we already had, her costume was pretty easy. All I had to do was make emblems with AH’s initial on it and make a tutu. Pair that with the cape, mask, wand, tiara, ruby slippers and presto, a Princess Superhero is born.
Last night, during our phone call with our big kids, Halloween costumes was one of the topics. The kiddos had been shopping that evening with their mom and picked out what they were dressing up as this year. LD, who’s almost 13 now, is going as a referee and JD is going to be a “scary, crazy clown.”
The Husband was worried about LD’s costume being too grown up (thankfully, the ex reassured him it wasn’t) and then it occurred to me.
Holy crap! This is her first Halloween as a junior high kid!!
I don’t know why this resonated with me. Except it’s when I remember not trick-or-treating anymore as a kid. AND I got to go to a real-life party. With kids my age. Hormonal, awkward, goofy kids my own age. Ahh, the fun of adolescence.
That then got me thinking,
“I didn’t trick-or-treat that year or any year after that.”
Which then led to,
“I wonder how old is too old to trick-or-treat??”
I mean, as long as they’re in costume, candy is warranted, right?? I don’t think I would turn anyone away if they came a-knocking.
But I’m just curious to know what others think about age limits for going door to door on Hallow’s Eve.
What do you think? Is there a Halloween Etiquette that dictates how old is too old for trick-or-treating?