Recently I had seen a post on Facebook on about a "Staff Writer" of The New York Post sharing their thoughts on how adults should stop dressing up for Halloween and leaving it for the kids...
Well if this Staff Writer actually supported their opinion He/She (My money is on she) should have said who they were, but that person kept their anonymity so they wouldn't have to deal with a backlash of Emails or lots of Social Media post telling that person can stick a candle (And it wouldn't be in their Jack-O-Lantern) since this person said you should do like Good Housekeeping says and paint pumpkins instead of carving them.
And just to avoid that argument: There are times where painting a pumpkin is preferred to carving one but there are also times where a insanely intricate carving is appreciated when displayed.
(Carving by Ian Fetterman)
Now getting back to the article typed by the "Grow up and become a Repressed Fuddy Duddy" I'm typing a response where I am encouraging adults to keep on keeping on with wearing costumes and enjoying Halloween with everyone else.
I have loved Halloween ever since I was old enough to find out what it was and completely encouraged by my mom and my Aunt Vera (She's the one in the witch's costume).
(Color balance by Robert Miller)
And I still have my "Sounds to Make You Shiver!" record that l had to have along with that years Ben Cooper or Collegeville costume that I had seen on the Woolworths commercial.
And it strikes me funny when I think about everyone saying "Don't be in such a rush to grow up!" when I was a kid and then after reading that wet blanket's article. You know what everyone was right.
There is a huge difference between being a responsible adult or as Allison Reynolds in The Breakfast Club said "Letting your heart die..." You shouldn't have to give up enjoyments just because you hit higher double digits. I mean yeah there are things you naturally grow out of but there are even more that you can keep with you till The Grim Reaper says "Times up..."
So you keep on Rocking Halloween as hard as you can! Decorate your yard, and really decorate your car for the local Trunk or Treat and wear a costume and show the kids how Halloweens done, wear a costume to adult Halloween parties and play to win at your local venues costume contest. And if that anonymous stone faced Halloween wet blanket from the New York Post complains look em' right in the eye and sing "I know it's only Halloween, but I like it!!!"