Considering how last year went and the current state of things, do you have any plans for Halloween this year? Will you be going to any costume parties, handing out trick-or-treat candy, or just staying at home with the porch light off so no one will bother you? Please let us know!
Call me humbug but I don’t like Halloween. Don’t get me wrong, I like watching ghost movies and other Halloween-themed movies and TV shows but I’m just not into dressing up and going out. It probably has to do with the whole lack of self-confidence and the social anxiety of going up and knocking on strangers’ doors asking for candy.
Strangely, last year’s Halloween was just like any other year, at least for my neighborhood. The pandemic didn’t affect things one bit. My doorbell still rang off the hook. Groups of children and teenagers still grabbed candies out of the basket. For a moment, I thought the pandemic was a dream as I watched children run amuck on the streets while parents are nowhere to be seen.
The only thing different about last year’s Halloween was work. Instead of an in-person Halloween party, my work held a virtual Halloween party. A lot of my co-workers dressed up but not me. It will be the same virtual party this year.
So no, I don’t have any plans for Halloween this year. I’ll probably do whatever it is I do at this time every year. I’ll be home, walking back and forth from the family room to the door as my doorbell will be ringing off the hook.
It’s mom’s idea to hand out candy to the “kids”. I don’t say “neighborhood kids” because there are some parents that would drive their children 20 miles to trick-or-treat. Heck, my stepdad had done it on my first Halloween, driving 30 miles, squeezing between cars rushing home on the ever-busy interstate 5.
What would I like, personally?
I love to just shut off all the lights and blinds in the house, turn on the family room lights since the family room is in the back of the house, no one will know I’m home, and just binge on a TV show. Alas, I’m not living alone.