I have a sneaking suspicion that getting my children to choose their future wedding dresses will be easier than getting them to choose their Halloween costumes.
We start the conversation pretty much the day after Halloween and talk at least weekly until I finally force them to commit to one costume each somewhere around the first of October. As I always explain when I am executing the final purchase, there will be no mind changing once mommy has handed over the credit card. I would say that at least one child still attempts to change her mind somewhere around October 28th.
In order to make things a little more fun this year, we tested out the Kmart Kreator which allowed my girls to put a picture of their heads in various costumes. Needless to say, this was a hit! I sent it right over to Lisa so her kids could get in the action, too! Not to be left out, she decided to put our heads in some costumes, also! Unfortunately there was no “mean mommy” costume, so she had to improvise!
Because we spend Halloween trick-or-treating with friends (it is one of my children’s most favorite family traditions), having the “perfect” costume is even more vital. After all, you can’t go join up with the group wearing a pillow case with ghost eye holes cut out of it…you need to really bring the magic!
This year, Abby in particular, has been especially non-committal with her costume choice. She played forever on the Kmart Kreator and then promptly wanted ALL of those choices. Or she wanted to be Darth Vader. No, no, she wanted to be Merida from “Brave”. Oh, who I am kidding, there was no possible way she could be anyone other than Spiderman…wait, no Batman..or was it maybe Strawberry Shortcake. You are getting an idea of how this whole process went. Each time I thought I had her pinned down, she would change her mind. I mean, from one actual minute to another. It was kind of exhausting, honestly.
By the time we came down to it, she chose the Pink Ranger Power Rangers costume, and we called it a day. She is thrilled to be able to execute her “amazing karate and ninja moves”, and I am thrilled that we are no longer having a daily conversation about what she should be for Halloween.
Emma decided to take pity on my already overworked, underpaid mommy brain this year and knew her costume choice right away. She is going as an Olympic gymnast. Possibly one of the Fab 5, although she has not pinned down exactly which one she wants to be. Thankfully, this is an easy, inexpensive costume to cobble together, and it is one she is genuinely excited about, so clearly I call it a win!
I have no doubt that my girls will love Halloween this year, as they always do. I also know that my hubby and I will love sneaking our favorite candy from their loot bags after we finally get their over-sugared bodies into bed!
And of course, I would imagine that somewhere around 3:00 p.m. on November 1st, we will begin the conversation about costumes for 2013!
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