Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween isnt what it used to be

Either I am really old, or I am stodgy now... but I really think that Halloween has changed, and not for the better. Kids are stingy with thank you and pleases... as are the parents. Teens are out without costumes not caring if they are:
1. Being obnoxiously loud
2. Knocking down little ones
3. Being greedy
4. littering

I had some questionable (age wise) kids come to my door, not saying please or thank you. OK, I can deal with that... but when I go to take my kids out, I see wrappers from my candy littering my sidewalk. Do people actually teach manners anymore? Its frustrating and makes me feel bad for feeling this way about our future generation.

Our future generation of mothers and fathers... because the way some of these pre-teens and early teens were dressed made me realize that they were dressing to attract the opposite sex... imagine a 12 year old girl trick or treating alone in this
Maid Costume Pictures, Images and Photos Cant imagine it? Well, I saw it. I was shocked, and I am no prude.

Its sad because when I had kids I was excited to be able to do the fun things like this with them... see the wonder on their faces, the awe, the excitement. I did see that... but I wish some of those teens and pre-teens I saw could go back, start over and remember that Halloween is for the young and young at heart...


Jess said...

Yeah I know what you mean, we saw some girls that dressing like Pink when she was a bit younger starting out in her career. Crazy what it is today from then.

~Michelle~ said...

Not only did I see *one* young teen girl dressed like that last night, but I saw *two* -- and they were in seperate groups! I pointed out to my husband that I would NEVER allow our daughter to wear a costume like that, even if she was 15 or so. These times they are a 'changin!

Charming Lamb said...

Oh Mimi...we went to the community carnival last night. I cannot tell you how many high school girls I saw dressed this way.

Hello? Modest is hottest people! Their hineys were hanging out and that was BEFORE they leaned over. Ugh!

Andrea said...

I don't mind teens if they are dressed up. If they don't have a costume on, I give them a hard time LOL We have a fairly quiet neighborhood, so we had a blast. There was ten adults and five kids in our group and they had so much fun!

Scott said...

The selection of costumes available for girls is just rediculous! Whether your looking online or in stores it's just awful!

And there should def. be a cut off age! It is really for the little kids!

Denise said...

I was very disappointed last night! We had rude kids come to our door not even in costume! I asked one what he was suppose to be and he RUDELY said "I am me!" Okay dude...if we hadn't bought toooooo much candy - you wouldn't have gotten any!

He wasn't the only one not dressed up either.

I didn't see many teen girls dressed like that but I am sure they were out there!

What was odd is that we had PARENTS trick-or-treating. Not just bringing their kids to the door - but asking for candy too. It was weird.

Kinda makes me sad it isn't what it use to be!

Susan said...

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Anonymous said...

Honestly I am scared that we will see the end of Halloween before my daughter is old enough to outgrow it. Fewer and fewer houses participate because the older kids are so inappropriate. I always make a point of going up to the door with my daughter and we both say thank you.

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

I couldn't agree with you more.

It looked like the playboy mansion out there.

Minxy Mimi said...

Seems like this happens everywhere now. Not cool.

sheila said...

I couldn't agree with you more. My kid would #1 never be able to purchase a costume like that...and #2, if she somehow did, she certainly wouldn't be walking out with it on...she'd be returning it.

The rude kids comes from rude parents. Like I always say, 'Stupid breeds Stupid'

AJ said...

I have an award for you on my blog!

Kate in NJ said...

We were home before the "older kids" came out I think, and luckily missed that type this year...I'm guessing, because we didn't see many teens and were home right after dark. ;-)
We live on a very busy road, so we don't get trick or treaters other than a couple of neighbor kids.