Well, another Halloween has passed us by. Once again, I was at my house, handing out candy to all the little trick-or-treaters braving the rain and the cold. We had 13 kids this year, double last years total.
Back in my day, we had 20-25 kids pop by the house for some chocolate and chips while my siblings and I were out doing the same. Our neighbourhood was the place to be on Halloween! And yet, we’re down to a measly 13 – if we’re lucky.
Kids today. I’m not sure if it’s because the majority of kids in my neighbourhood are around mine and my siblings age, making them a little old for trick-or-treating (at least for candy…), or if it’s because kids these days just seem to be growing up so fast.
I had my first cellphone in Grade 9, and that was only so my mom could get a hold of me after volleyball tryouts. Now, four year olds have as much knowledge of an iPod than I do! I mean what?? I had to go out and play in the mud if I wanted a good time, now kids have Angry Birds and Where’s Perry? to entertain them.
It makes me a little sad to see the number of kids going out for Halloween decreasing. It reminds me of a time gone past and how different childhood is nowadays. Oh well, there’s always next year.
P.S props to the little boy in the homemade R2D2 costume, this year and last year. You make me feel a little better about the whole thing. Don’t ever change.