My son is 11 years old and announced that he guesses that this will be his last year trick-or-treating. Halloween snuck up on us. We don't have a jack-a-lantern and my son has no costume. We will have to improvise something tonight before we go out on this last night of trick-or-treating together. Guess this is just another milestone in the road to maturity. Sort of sad for me. I miss my little guy, who is not so little anymore.
The only bright spot, for me, is I get to go with him this one last time. For the last two years he has gone with a group of friends. But one moved away, and the other friend's mom won't let her son hang out with mine, because of some rough-housing at a playdate a few months ago.
So he and I will go, possibly for the last time, trick-or treating at the dorm of the local college - candy for him and coeds in costumes for me . And my son also announced he wants to hit the "mansion district" to see if they give out better treats. Then after that, we will probably have a late night snack at Taco Bell or something.
So I am feel nostalgic and a bit sad this Halloween.