With Halloween soon approaching it’s time that I got the kids’ costume situation figured out. This year marks the first Halloween that Biz e-Baby1 has had an opinion as to what she’d like to wear. While, I am glad she is growing into her own, gone are the days when I could just buy whatever I think would look cute on my children. When you have two little ones, I think it’s so adorable to have them match. For instance, last year Biz e-Baby1 was a Monkey (still my idea) and Biz e-Baby2 was a banana.
This year, I looked at matching garden gnome costumes — which were hilarious. I also looked at crayons, but with only two colors it’s not as cool. I’d need to be Octo-mom or Kate Gosslin to really do Crayola some justice.
So one night, I thought I’d casually ask Biz e-Baby1 what she’d like to be just to see what I could talk her into. Much to my surprise it wasn’t that easy. She had her own idea. My daughter wanted to be Pocahontas; of this she was certain. No matter how much I tried to convince her that we already had both Ariel and Snow White costumes that she could wear, she wasn’t interested.
The next thought that crossed my mind was: “Now, do I buy it or make it myself?” Afterall, she is three and not going to be wearing the thing for more than an hour. But then again, I am a busy mom and my time is worth money. I bought a costume. (For a nanosecond, I considered making the thing out of car shammies to replicate a leather dress, and I could have added beads and stuff but who has the time?)
Once that bridge had been crossed, I then had to figure out what Biz e-Baby2 would wear. I wanted it to match. Thankfully, an 18-month-old would still go with the flow. Next year, I may not be so lucky. What could match an Indian princess? I know…a cowboy! All I needed to do was get my little buckaroo some tiny little cowboy boots and a half-pint hat. The jeans and shirt could be rounded up from his closet. Perfect — even if not PC. But it’s not like they’ll be trading treats for whiskey or weapons, so it’s all in good fun.
I am relieved that the plan came together fairly quickly. I only have a few accessories left to buy to make the costumes complete. Now that we’ve got a Wild West theme going, my husband and I may even be able to get in on the action. I’m thinking we could turn our double stroller into a stage coach, dress our two Yorkshire Terriers like horses and really go all out!
- BetterParenting.com Offers Free Halloween Costumes For Would Be Jail-bird Parents (prweb.com)
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- It’s Time to Talk About Halloween! (slog.thestranger.com)
- Costume Magic with Sarah’s Silks (naturemoms.com)
- “Club Penguin Halloween Costumes 2010” and related posts (clubpenguincp.com)