4 Things to Do Instead of Celebrating Halloween as an Adult
Let's face it: Halloween is for the kids.
There's no denying it. With each year, once one gets past the point of pampers, wearing costumes becomes less and less cute and more like poor life choices or an impending felony.
Adults may have all the money, but kids get all the fun. That's why a kid's birthday party is an all-out fever dream of color, sound, and motion, and an adult's party is just a bunch of people forcing themselves to talk to each other when they all know they'd really rather be in bed. They've got work in the morning.
Perhaps you've had enough?
With that in mind, maybe you'd rather do something else on Halloween, other than think about how much more fun your kids are having than you are. Maybe you don't want to concern yourself with candy, and how much someone is allowed to have before bedtime on a school night? Perhaps you just don't want to be bothered with the concerns of tiny, faux superheroes?
Would LITERALLY anything else be better?
Maybe not, but that's what we're going with. So, here are four things an adult can do other than celebrate Halloween.
Just let the kids have it.
Get an Early Start On Fall Yardwork
Those leaves aren't going to rake themselves, and to paraphrase someone from who-knows-how-long-ago: a job well begun is half done. I know the leaves aren't quite falling at the rate they will in the next few weeks, but why not get an early start? You'll have that many fewer leaves to deal with when they all come down.
Halloween is Monday, This Year. There's Gotta Be Football Somewhere!
I'm from Ohio, but I'm not a Bangles fan. Nor a Browns fan, for that matter. But I'd watch them run into each other all day, every day if it got my mind off of these little goblins begging at my door for candy.
That's not a metaphor, by the way. There was a Lord of the Rings show this year. There will definitely be goblins in my yard.
Kids Out of the House? Might as Well Play Their Video Games!
Look, I understand that Millennial adults, like myself, are already prone to buying and playing their own video games. That's the world we live in, now. However, why not try some of your kids' games? I've been told those LEGO games are quite fun, so why not put that to the test this year?
When All Else Fails: Take a Nap
This may sound cliche, but it really is true. At the end of the day, a nap will usually set most things straight.