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Monday, November 1, 2010

Dress Up Time!

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I have almost as many Halloween decorations as I do Christmas decorations. And I always dress up, in theme with my kids, if possible. This year, we planned on going on the cast from The Wizard of Oz. Boo was on-board, as long as I got her a stuffed Toto dog (although there was much discussion about the color of her shoes, since she's read the actual book). Baby would go as a flying monkey (mainly because I thought it was hilarious). The Man would once again resume his role as a stick in the mud. That left the Boy to choose any male character he wanted. But I couldn't talk him into anything. I even showed him the movie, pointing out how the Tin Man looks like robot.

Me: Wouldn't that be cool? Going as the Tin Man and dressing like a robot?
Boy: He acts funny.
Me: Oh.

Okay, so maybe I never realized how effeminate the Tin Man is in the original production. Undaunted, I hauled the kids to the costume store, sure that trying on an actual costume would win him over. They had *nothing* for boys. There were plenty of Dorothys for girls, and her older, less morale sister for adults. So I did what any realistic person would do in that situation and totally caved.

They're still in theme, though. I didn't give in completely. And I never did get a picture of me in costume. Since we were all being heroes (or sticks in the mud), I went as the ToothFairy and Baby is my fairy-in-training. I wore flannel pajamas with matching wings, a glittery tiara, wand, and bag with a big tooth on it. If you're my friend on Facebook, you might catch a glimpse of me in some of the ward party pictures, but I was too busy to stand still for too long.

Unfortunately, it was cold and rainy when we went trick or treating. Baby went home with the Man to hand out candy. Boo made it about eight houses and then headed home. Boy would have stayed out all night but I was cold so we headed home. He didn't get very much candy from the neighbors but we didn't get nearly as many trick-or-treaters, either, so we had plenty leftover.

Arriving back home shivering and wet but before bedtime, the kids jumped into their jammies and cuddled up for a movie.

Awww...makes me want to give them more chocolate.

What did you and your family dress up as for Halloween?


Kristina P. said...

Your kids are adorable!

And I don't do Halloween decorations, but I do love dressing up.

Jessica said...

That sounds just like our house - we were all in theme with hubby as a stick in the mud. BG and I were cowgirls (Jessie for her) and Baby was a cow. I need to upload my pictures.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

So cute!

I always want to dress up, then find myself staring at the less than flattering costumes, for the size zero gals (which I'm clearly not) and give up.

Just SO said...

So cute!!! I was a rare black unicorn.

rocslinger said...

Is it just me or does trick or treating seem not to be in vogue so much these days?

Mary said...

I was a stick in the mud this year...pouting b/c hubby was gone. BUT, the boys looked awesome as Yoda and Chewbacca!

Your kids are totally adorable, and I LOVE the super hero theme!

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