Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Costume Countdown.

               I like to make my boy's Halloween costumes. It's a good thing too, because their costume requests are usually so outlandish that I wouldn't be able to find them down a store isle. Last year, after much back and forth, Romyn decided he wanted to be a grilled cheese sandwich. Yummy!
                 Baelin on the other hand, dressed up as his favorite lovie, Big Grey Cat. "Except with green eyes.... and a jet pack!"
                  We had to explain to more than a few people that our cat WANTED to be strapped to a rocket.... honest.
                  I've set a deadline for Halloween costume decisions this year, because, like last year, there is much fickleness. The boys started with this....
                    ....a Mario mystery block! Very creative, and no sewing for Mommy! I was thrilled, but of course, my boys are predictably unpredictable. The mystery block transformed into Toad from Mario, then Yoshi, Pikachu, a dachshund, then a sea turtle, which became a flying turtle shell, a star, a coin, and then seemed to settle on none other than Mario and Luigi. I was a little frazzled by this.... I mean, I really do not want to have to make overalls, and I don't want to buy something the boys will only wear once. Mario and Luigi are kinda bumming me out. Might as well just pick those up from Target.
                  With two days left before their Halloween costume deadline (Whatever you pick on Friday is what you're stuck with!) I had an epiphany. We've started Star Trek with the boys this month, and of course they are obsessed with Tribbles.
                  "Hey boys? Wanna join Star Fleet for Halloween this year? Maybe we could cover you in...."
                  Yes... those. Red shirts, black pants, and puff balls? Sounds like I win. At least that is what I was thinking before this morning when Baelin let me know over breakfast that he has been thinking about his Halloween costume, and he'd really like to be a Tribble. A giant, pink, Tribble. Oh dear. T-minus two days and counting. Maybe there's still time to sway him back to a red shirt.
                 What was your most creative Halloween costume growing up? The very last year I trick or treated I was a lunch lady... inspired of course by the Adam Sandler song. :-) Kendra

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