The last time I dressed up for Halloween (other than last year) was when I was in 7th grade. It's not that I thought it was lame, but because for the next five years, I would have to attend a football game or have marching band practice during Halloween.
I had always loved Halloween. The idea of dressing up in a cute or scary costume made me feel creative and mischievous. I always loved to dramatically change costume ideas. One year, I was a little devil (which my mom found to be quite accurate with my personality) and the next year, I was an angel. The following year after that I was a witch then I was a spider after that.
Let's not forget the free candy that random strangers give us. I used to collect a minimum of 5 pounds of candy per year and that's after my parents checked the candy. There was even a year where I got lottery tickets. Sadly, I had to give those to my parents.
Anyways, I'm already planning for this year's Halloween. I'm planning on hanging out with friends and what not. I then decided to call my younger brother, who is 12.
This is how our conversation goes:
Me: What are you dressing up as?
Brother: What are you talking about?
Me: Halloween is coming up...
Brother: I know. I'm not going out though. I'm too old for that.
Me: You're never too old for celebrating Halloween.
Brother: Obviously, I am.
This conversation left my heartbroken. How can a 12 year old say that he is too old to celebrate Halloween? There's no such thing.
Little kids still have trick or treating. Teenagers can have Halloween parties, go to carnivals or haunted houses. Adults can always just watch horror movies (classic, obviously) or maybe go out.
But there is no such thing as being too old to celebrate Halloween. You just have to learn how to celebrate Halloween according to your age.