Confession: I Don’t Really Like Halloween

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It seems like most people enjoy Halloween. Everything from the cool, crisp air and scary movies to the costumes and candy. I’ve got be honest though, I’m not like most people and I really don’t like it. Sure, I enjoyed dressing up as a kid and going out to collect candy; but in recent years I’ve merely just tolerated Halloween. Here’s why:

1- I hate being scared! I am such a weenie when it comes to scary movies, I can’t watch them! I think the scariest movie I can handle without having nightmares is the ‘Scary Movie‘ series.

2- It’s too morbid for me. I would enjoy Halloween so much more if there wasn’t so much focus on ghouls, ghosts, witches and the dead.

3- When you think about it, how weird is it that all of our lives we’ve been told and we tell children NOT to talk to or take candy from strangers? Then all of a sudden, that all goes out the window one night a year…it doesn’t make much sense.

4- I live on a main road, so we get literally zero children at our house. The previous owners told us that when we were buying our home. That kind of works out since I’m the self-proclaimed “Halloween Grinch”. I guess the silver lining here is that I save a bunch of money on candy!

5- I know I’m definitely in the minority on this one…but I really don’t even like fall as a season. It’s not summer, it’s too cold, and it brings winter which I flat out loathe. I think the leaves are pretty while they are still on the trees, but when they fall off they made a mess. I don’t enjoy dressing for colder weather in the morning and sweating by the afternoon because Mother Nature can’t make up her mind in the fall. I don’t care about doing ‘fall things’ like carving pumpkins or going apple picking and I’m definitely not a fan of anything ‘pumpkin spice’. I guess I am the “Autumn Grinch” too. I just really don’t enjoy this time of year at all. I’m a summer girl and I like spring because it brings my beloved summer.

The one thing I do like about Halloween is, dressing up! I think dressing up in a costume is super fun and I wish I could do it on any other random day throughout the year EXCEPT for October 31st! Costumes are so much fun! I don’t enjoy the scary ones obviously, but putting together a fun outfit and pretending to be someone or something else for a little while, is great! Basically, if Halloween was in May, I’d love it!

About Loren Petisce

Loren Petisce is the Midday Host on 99.9 The Q and Afternoon Host on Cape Country 104.