Out of the Woods
Haunted houses, trick or treating, zombie walks, costume parties, haunted hayrides; the list of activities Halloween created was nearly endless as a child. As an adult, however, the list seemed to shrink into almost nothing. And as an adult, you were devastated.
Trick or treating was for kids (teenagers, too, if you managed to find a nice person willing to indulge you a little). Costume parties didn’t hold the same magic as they did when you were too young to know any better. Haunted houses were predictable, at best. Zombie walks could be fun if planned correctly but you hadn’t run into one of those just yet. Hayrides were a nightmare for any sort of allergy. And horror movie marathons ended with a stomach ache from too much candy and a tinge of paranoia.
You could say that you were jaded.