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Monday, November 02, 2009

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When your kids are still imaginary, you dream about all the cute, original, clever costumes they will wear at Hallowe'en, and how cute, original and clever you will seem by association. Then you have real kids, and they have their own ideas. Actually, they have Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney's ideas. Nothing but that $30 licensed costume (on sale the next day for five bucks) will do.

So I was really thrilled and surprised this year, when my boys ventured beyond Saturday morning cartoons for their costume ideas. We were lucky to snag the wonderfully soft and fuzzy Max costume on Amazon before the seller mysteriously disappeared (I'm guessing we are the proud owners of a bootleg wolf suit?). My Max has hardly taken it off. He wore it for nearly 72 hours straight this weekend. If you look closely, you can probably see cheeto dust and cereal O's clinging to it.

My middle son was a ghostbuster. The proton blaster was fashioned out of duct tape, milk jugs, foam pipe insulation, and a couple of funnels. We slimed him with silly string.

I'm not sure what my eldest was, exactly. I think some sort of fascist.

And me? I was one lucky devil.

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Blogger Chris said...

You're so right! My sons have enjoyed "theme" dressing in the past [with my suggestions, of course], but this year I pushed them too far. I involve the crazy dog! You should lend me your horns...

Your boys look great. You're a good mom. :-)

10:24 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I was horrified and offended when the parents of a sweet little girl I used to babysit for let her dress as a dead cheerleader. This recollection came up and laughed in my face as we carefully applied makeup to our sweet little boy to make him look dead.

12:21 PM  
Blogger bluebird of paradise said...

Great photo of you!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Cid said...

I very carefully explain every year that we DO NOT Buy costumes and every year I find myself in Walmart buying a mask or some kind of weapon because they have done nothing about Halloween. So glad it's over for another year.

6:31 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

I had to crack up when I saw this picture, because as we were getting ready to walk out the door to go to our local Halloween parade, this is what my daughter decided I could be- a devil... You would have had to see her innocent little face and the way she said it! "Hey mommy, I know what you could be sometime- A DEVIL!". Then she looks up and smiles/smirks at me. I said "OH, you think mommy is a devil, huh?". She laughs and said, "Or maybe an angel mommy!". Anyhow this was just so in tune with things here it was funny!!! :) Maybe when she gets home from school I should show her this!

9:28 AM  

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