When it comes to Halloween, I am a bad bad mommy. These last two years I have been tied up in October-being 3 months pregnant (and throwing up like it) in October 2008, and being 5 months pregnant and passing gallstones in October 2007. Needless to say I really phoned it in on the Halloween costumes. This year was going to be different.
So far not so good.
Turns out having three kids suddenly catapulted my schedule from "active" to "insane". In the last two days the longest stretch of sleep I've gotten it two and a half hours-and when I wasn't sleeping I had far more productive things to do than worry about Halloween costumes.....like spending all my time wishing I was asleep.
This year my parents experienced a grandbaby boom-going from just our two children to five grandchildren altogether-so they've decided they want to have a Halloween party. They are not dissuaded by the fact that 3 out of 5 grandchildren are under 10 months old and 4 out of five are under 2-I suspect this is mostly their excuse to get all the kids rounded up together, ooh and aaah over their costumes, and load them full of sugar.
Back to COSTUMES! Crap! That means I actually have to pull some out of my....well, produce them somehow. While the quick fix would be to throw a sheet over them and call it good (Toga? Ghosts? Sheets are the Halloween multi-purpose tool) I know that the whole family is going to be taking a thousand pictures, and that it's the kids' first Halloween party at grandpa's, and that I really should do something special this year.
If I'm going to do something, I might as well make it something adorable. I like to go with book themes-where the whole family dresses up as characters from a book-and I think this year I'm either going to do Horton Hears a Who or The Wizard of Oz....whichever I can find costumes for on short notice....
What are you guys going to do for Halloween? To see what other people are doing, check out Friend Makin' Monday at aefilkins!