This will be the first Halloween I've missed in over 20 years.
My boys are both in high school now (if you're taller than 90% of the people who answer the door and have to take a pillowcase to hold all your candy, you're too old for trick-or-treating IMO), and my grandson's too little, so there's no one to take out on Halloween night this year. I've always loved this holiday, second only to Christmas, but I don't think we're even going to put up the decorations this year.........we don't get very many trick-or-treaters out in the country, and since I haven't put out the decorations yet due to our anniversary celebration taking place tomorrow, it doesn't make much sense to go to the trouble.
It sure feels weird not 'doing' Halloween, though. I took my kids trick-or-treating when they were babies in strollers, took them out in the rain, in the cold, in the wind, even when I had the flu (which was, of course, not one of my better decisions......I wound up with pneumonia). Eli will be old enough next year (well, barely), but this year, I'm staying home by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, some low-fat microwave popcorn, and a scary movie on the DVD player.
Ahhhh......the pleasures of adulthood.