Teens don’t trick or treat

It’s the spookiest month of the year guys and it’s time to hit the town dressed in the craziest and scariest costumes. Grab your pillow cases because it’s time to fill them to the brim with candy.

In the world of Halloween, there is an endless array of costumes to choose from.

We’ll roam the streets, breaking out our golden lasso of truth on unsuspecting bystanders as Wonder Woman (because you’re never too old to be the princess of the Amazons) or as a zombie, on the prowl for new meat.

However, there are some teens who believe that we are too old to go trick-or-treating.

Insane, right?

They believe we are too old to go because it would seem weird walking around dressed as a glow-in-the-dark skeleton, but that isn’t the point.

The point of Halloween is to enjoy roaming the streets with your friends, dressed as your favorite tv show characters or superheroes, ghouls or vampires and knocking on strangers’ doors for free candy.

In the average teen’s eye, Halloween is the day to not share any of the trick-or-treaters candy and huddle inside to watch horror movies.

Why would you want to do a thing like that?

Teens appear to be in a rush to grow up. To move on and leave their childhood behind.

They should slow down and cherish their childhood before it slips out of their fingertips for good.

I should not be one of those teens that has to give up their childhood just because I am being judged for dressing up as a mad scientist when deep down I may be truly mad.

Halloween is a day to dress up as someone different. To change your identity entirely.

I believe you should enjoy your childhood while it lasts because it will be over before you know it. Soon, you will be paying off college debt and trying to afford rent.

Why waste away inside when you could be out on the town with your friends?

As we wander the streets dressed from head to toe in our creative costumes, we collect free candy to eat into the night.

Halloween is the day to make memories with your friends while running through the creepy neighborhoods decorated from top to bottom in haunting decorations while collecting different types of candy that you can trade with your friends.

I encourage all of you to make the most of your teenage years before you are off at college, half way deep in a pile of homework at midnight.

Halloween is my favorite holiday because I love making memories with friends as we walk up and down the blocks, dressed in costumes, with our pillow cases heavy with candy.

My friends and I then come home and watch scary movies as we eat all the different types of candy we received.

Those teens who want to sprint to the finish line so fast are running past the memories they are supposed to be making with friends and family.