Will your 13-14 year old be trick-r-treating this year?
I'm totally fine with high schoolers trick-or-treating as long as they are wearing REAL costumes and being respectful. I think it's sort of cute really. They turn into such little kids again. My 14-year-old hasn't tricked or treated in a traditional sense for 2 years. She was too sick at 12 and then we went to Disneyland halloween night when she was 13. I'm not sure what she's doing this year. She may do something with friends. If not, she'll go trick-or-treating with her little brother who will have just turned 11 and is NOT giving up T and T yet! The nieghborhood we go to (grandparents area) always has lots of teens along with the little kids. It's fun and most the houses really get into it.
DD is going as Meg from Hercules. All her high school friends are going as different Disney princesses... not full on gowns but more modern versions I guess. Meg isn't a real princess but she's a Disney leading lady so that works lol.
Halloween is one of the few nights when nerdy high schoolers can dress in costume and not feel like outcasts. My 16 yo doesn't actually trick or treat anymore, but she and her friends love to dress up and walk around in their outfits. Of course, my dd has been known to do this in broad daylight--I dropped her off at the library last week in a 1940s get up--but a lot of kids really appreciate the excuse of Halloween.
I don't love the ghoulish aspects of Halloween, but I do think it's the one night of the year where it's socially acceptable for well-off kids
Matthew has decided to to not go out this year.
Ramona Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!