When to Stop Trick-or-Treating
By Cade Hollingsworth
October 31st, otherwise known as Halloween, is the one night of the year we get to dress up as whoever we want and go knocking on doors, expecting a reward in return. Talk about childhood, am I right? But when is the time to stop? Or is there even a time?
“Never stop. Let that inner kid go,” says Elise Christensen (Junior).
On the contrary, Kennedy Parry (Sophomore) shares her opinion with us, “It completely depends on the person. If you want to go trick-or-treating, go for it. If you don’t want to, that’s not a problem. There’s no written rule.”
Based on these two quotes, you can see the opposing answers in response to the simple question. So which is the right answer? Is there a time to stop, and if so, when?
In all honesty, the decision is entirely up to you. When you feel comfortable not going trick-or-treating anymore is the time you choose whether or not the tradition continues. Whatever you choose, be proud of that choice. If you have stopped or are planning on stopping soon, then find your own fun on All Hallows Eve. If you are continuing the door-to-door fun even into your old age, then forget the wandering eyes and just do you. Be yourself and choose what’s most comfortable for you.
Stay safe this year!