Why Halloween doesn’t excite me

Nick Mathur, Staff writer

As the day quickly approaches, I would like to share my own thoughts on Halloween.

Halloween is a beloved holiday that I have mixed emotions about.

Don’t get me wrong, I really do enjoy Halloween, just not as much as I did when I was younger.

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with playing pretend, so I loved dressing up on Halloween.

Perhaps my favorite thing about Halloween as a kid was the massive mountain of sweet candy that I would get from trick-or-treating.

I would take the candy I got and arrange it into a “like” and “dislike” pile.

Then, I would give the candy that ended up in the “dislike” pile to either my parents or to my sister.

Growing up, decorating the house was always a massive event that put me in the Halloween spirit.

My sister and I used to just help our parents do it, but as we got older, we started doing it ourselves.

While carving pumpkins was one of our family Halloween traditions, I was never very good at it.

I would usually just let my family do the actual carving, and then I would help everybody decorate the pumpkin itself afterward. However, this was all when I was a kid.

Now that I’m an adult, I don’t get as into Halloween as I did as back then.

I believe that there are a few big reasons for why I’m not as into Halloween nowadays.

I think the number one reason I’m not as into Halloween as I used to be when I was a kid is money.

Since I’m living on my own now, I have to pay for things myself.

If I wanted to decorate my apartment for Halloween, I would have to buy all of the countless spooky decorations myself.

For this reason, I have only bought decorations for my apartment for one past Halloween and don’t plan to do it again.

If I wanted to dress up, I would have to buy my own costume, and Halloween costumes tend to be very expensive.

For this reason, I now only dress up if I get invited to a Halloween party.

To tie into the last point, since I have basically outgrown trick-or-treating and playing pretend by now, I only really enjoy dressing up if I am attending a Halloween party.

Outside of that, I don’t really bother with dressing up for it anymore.

I still enjoy eating candy around Halloween, but it’s harder to get those massive stacks of candy now that I’m too old to go trick-or-treating.

I know a lot of people my age enjoy haunted houses, but for some reason, I never got into them. They’re just not my thing, I guess.

But this isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy doing anything around Halloween anymore.

One thing I still enjoy doing around Halloween is watching Halloween movies.

I’m not really into scary movies like “Friday the 13th,” so I’m talking mainly about Halloween family movies such as “Hocus Pocus.”

I know that another Halloween family movie people enjoy is “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” but I have always preferred to watch that one around Christmas.

I also really enjoy listening to certain songs around Halloween, such as “Thriller.”

I also enjoy listening to the theme song from “Ghostbusters.”

My thoughts on Halloween may have changed from when I was just a kid, but I certainly still enjoy it.

I am still definitely looking forward to this upcoming Halloween.