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October 5th, 2012 at 8:15 am

Picking a Halloween Costume

I recently read a survey that said 82% of moms make their children’s Halloween costume. So, lets add that to the mom guilt  list. Why? Maybe because my mom made elaborate costumes for me each and every Halloween. Check out the picture of myself and my sister when we were younger. Yes, that is me wearing Halloween FANGO, a new take on BINGO, while my sister was the Queen of Hearts.

Here is my confession…..I haven’t made a Halloween costume for my kids yet.

Every year the process of picking a costume starts in September. It goes a little like this…..

Me: What would you boys want to be for Halloween?

Boys: Something with guns, swords, blood, masks…..

Me: All of those things are not allowed at your school, so we have to find something without those things.

Boys: I don’t know what I want to be. You decide.

Then the costume ideas fall on me. I feel like every idea is met with a no, until I reach that perfect one. This year my oldest is going to be an Army Man (without weapons). We are still working on an idea for the youngest.

It may be a homemade year for him, although I may need to enlist my mom’s help as she is much better at costume ideas than myself. I will definitely need to peruse my Halloween Pinterest board where there are lots of cute ideas – Spaghetti and Meatballs, a Lego piece, a washing machine, and more. Plus, while you are on Pinterest, make sure to check out Garanimals Halloween board  for some other really cute ideas or visit my Halloween Party ideas from last year.

What are your children being for Halloween? Maybe you can give me a good idea!


Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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