Tomorrow is October 1, which means I have to start thinking about Halloween. As a mommy who doesn't love Halloween, I've done pretty good in the past, but this year a lack of money and lack of imagination is plaguing me!
If I could find a me-sized hot dog costume, I know what I'd be for Halloween. As it was, this was quite possibly the best costume EVER for a 4 month old baby! What's that you see in the leaves? Why, that's Eli, as a hot dog.
When Eli was one, we dressed up as the characters from Robert Munsch's Paper Bag Princess, one of my favourite books of all time. Best ending ever: '"Your clothes are really pretty, and your hair is very neat. You look like a real prince, but you are a bum." And they don’t get married after all.'
Last year, naturally, the boys dressed up as Buzz and Woody. Eli would do it again this year if the costume still fit. Look at Silas! He was only 6 weeks old.
So, that leaves me where? Charlie Brown and Snoopy? Animals? Firefighters? Cowboys? Really, the possibilities are endless. The funny thing is, Halloween is on a Sunday, so we won't even be going Trick-or-treating, but for some reason this seems like an important thing to do as a mother. Any brilliant ideas, please send them my way!