It's funny how the value of Halloween changes over the years. As a kid from the big city, my friends and I would plot out the best route to hit up the biggest houses for candy. There was a rumor that Robin Williams' house was somewhere near Ocean Beach and if you trick-or-treated at his house, you'd hit jackpot.
We remembered who gives the good stuff, not two bite-size Tootsie Rolls and no-named brands, I'm talking about full-sized candy bars. We would dress in costumes that would garner "oohs and ahs" because they're either cute or creative.
Then you get to middle school and you're at that awkward stage where your transitioning from carving pumpkins with the family to having crushes and two-stepping at the wall at Halloween dances.
But times have changed and maybe even middle school students are pushing the limits on age-appropriate costumes but trust me by high school, that limit was so far gone.
As an adult, I do think Halloween loses it's childhood charm, but with most things, it's what you make of it. I might have to wait until I have children to enjoy Halloween the way I used to; Christmas is my favorite holiday anyway.
Christina Calloway writes for Clovis Media Inc. and humor in her spare time. She wants to thank Portales for the good luck that helped her San Francisco Giants sweep the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series.