I loath Halloween. It’s the time of the year that most people look forward too, but for us scaredy cats it’s the worst night of the year. It’s just an excuse for people to go out and scare people. I hate it. I lock myself away in my house with the lights off, the curtains drawn, doors and windows locked.

I remember when I was younger, I didn’t know what Halloween was, didn’t know the concept of it at all. I heard a knock at the door one evening, my mum was in the kitchen and I opened the door before my mum got to it – (Silly as I was only young it could’ve been anyone). Anyway – I open the door to a group of kids that had masks on dressed in black. I screamed. I screamed at the top of my voice and slammed the door. I ran as fast as I could up the stairs to my room and hid under my bed covers. Obviously my mum opened the door and apologised to the kids and handed them sweets. She shut the door and shouted up to me to come down. I slowly walked down the stairs crying. I sat on the stairs trembling as my mum hugged me. She couldn’t help but chuckle as she explained what Halloween was and that people dressed up in scary outfits and knocked on doors for sweets. – Honestly I can still remember this night, which can kind of tell you how scared and traumatized I was.

Halloween is such an innocent time of the year for children. They dress up and go to houses that will give them sweets. However as you grow up and go through your teenage years and young adulthood you start to see the other side of it. It’s a pass for girls to show off their bodies. It’s the one time of the year that girls can wear something revealing and no one bats an eyelid. The best way to try to explain it, would be in the film ‘Mean Girls’. You know when they all dress up in the sexy outfits (not really outfits, more like underwear). I would be Lindsey Lohan turning up to a Halloween party (if I liked Halloween) in a god awful costume and stand out amongst the sexy outfits. Boys must absolutely love it. – Eye candy!

The only reason that I would like Halloween is the candy (no not the sexy outfits) but the physical candy. The amount of sweets and chocolate you can collect in one night is amazing. It’s a night in which people become diabetic. Just imagine the millions of children stuffing their faces with sweets. – I LOVE  the videos that get posted on Facebook that show parents stealing their kids Halloween sweets or telling their kids that they have eaten it all. The kids faces are hilarious. It’s like they have worked so hard for it. I feel like this is a life lesson to kids – No matter how hard you work, people will take things away (in this analogy I’m talking about your paycheck. The mean taxman comes along and takes it away).

There is also a scary side to children getting sweets from people’s houses, think about all the sharp objects they might be given. The saddos out there that might want to cause harm to children. what if the sweets are poisoned or something?! I know it sounds extreme but this could happen… If your going out with children this Halloween please be careful and check their bags. – Unfortunately there are weirdos and dangerous people out there.

WOW that got dark for a moment…


My Halloween is going to be locked away in my room, with a bottle of wine and Disney films.

Much Love,

The Insider x

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